Burderop Down, Wiltshire

This Bronze Age/Romano-British field system extends for 600 metres across the north facing slopes of Burderop Down. The 2-3 hectare fields are enclosed by substantial earthwork boundaries measuring 1.5 m in height and up to 10m in width. Overlaying the field system is a post medieval earthwork enclosure. It's original purpose is unclear, but the most likely explanation is that it served as sheep fold.


Swindon Chiseldon


Prehistoric (to AD42)


aerial view bronze age roman field system earthwork boundary enclosure conservation Prehistoric (to AD42)