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Sidbury Hill and associated monuments

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Sidbury Hill and associated monuments

List entry Number: 1010138

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tidworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 22-Apr-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Feb-1990

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 10064

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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. Seven hillforts are recorded in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. Hillforts represent a major settlement form for the Iron Age and, unless severely damaged, are considered worthy of protection. Importantly, all of these are associated with contemporary archaeological features such as field systems and land boundaries.

History

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Details

A sub-triangular bivallate hillfort c.7ha in area, constructed on the site of a neolithic settlement. The settlement and hillfort were partially excavated in the 19th century and the 1950's. A straight, well defined ditch extends from the main entrance. 1 - A large boundary earthwork of ditch/bank/ditch construction extending from the north-west entrance of Sidbury Hill. The earthwork is one element in an extensive system of boundaries founded on Sidbury Hill. The southern section is straight and well preserved. 2 - A sub-triangular, bivallate hillfort enclosing c.7 hectares with the main entrance on the north-west side. Partial excavations in the 19th century and the 1950's have produced pottery sherds and artefacts. 3 - A neolithic settlement site discovered during the excavation in the 1950's of a section of the south-east rampart of Sidbury Hill. A number of flint flakes and tools were recovered.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SU 21642 50568

Map

Map
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