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army or farm buildings at Figsbury Rings in 1920s?
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I've been looking at a 1927 6-in map of the Figsbury Rings locality and noted a cluster of buildings right up against the north eastern edge of the earthworks; they look a bit too regimented to be farm buildings, and I'm guessing that they were erected by the army during or just after the Great War. Certainly the Rings were very close to the military experimental grounds for trench warfare. It's remarkable that even with the requirements of wartime such buildings were built so close to what was obviously a site of archaeological importance. But then in 1917 an airfield was built a few hundred yards from Stonehenge and its buildings marred the famous skyline (as seen coming from Amesbury) for another 13 years!


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Posted by Moonraker
19th October 2006ce

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