Chisenbury Warren Romano-British settlement and associated trackway


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010053

Date first listed: 15-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jan-1990


Ordnance survey map of Chisenbury Warren Romano-British settlement and associated trackway
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Enford

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Upavon

National Grid Reference: SU 17690 53626


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Reasons for Designation

The most complete and extensive survival of chalk downland archaeological remains in central southern England occurs on Salisbury Plain, particularly in those areas lying within the Salisbury Plain Training Area. These remains represent one of the few extant archaeological "landscapes" in Britain and are considered to be of special significance because they differ in character from those in other areas with comparable levels of preservation. Individual sites on Salisbury Plain are seen as being additionally important because the evidence of their direct association with each other survives so well.

Romano-British villages surviving as earthworks are rare nationally and would normally be considered to be of national importance. Five examples are recorded in the Salisbury Plain Training Area, all of which are considered worthy of preservation. The Chisenbury Warren settlement is an outstandingly well preserved and extensive example of its class.


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A well preserved Romano-British settlement with an associated trackway a length of which forms the eastern boundary of the settlement. 1 - An area of settlement situated on a south-east facing slope, consisting of about 30 hut/building platforms. Finds from the area include pottery, coins and a bronze brooch. The site is suffering from military damage. 2 - A "ditch" trackway running north-east/south-west past Chisenbury Warren settlement. At the eastern end it is seen as a double banked feature. It is thought to originally have joined a trackway associated with Lidbury Camp. There is some military damage.

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The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 10047

Legacy System: RSM


Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

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