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Wiltshire

Sites in this group:

66 posts
Adam's Grave Long Barrow
5 posts
Adam's Grave Fallen Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Aldbourne Blowing Stone Natural Rock Feature
14 posts
Aldbourne Four Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
The Aldbourne Way Ancient Trackway
10 posts
Allington Down Round Barrow(s)
20 posts
Alton Priors Christianised Site
2 posts
Arn Hill Down Round Barrow(s)
61 posts
76 sites
Avebury & the Marlborough Downs Region
4 posts
Ballards Copse Long Barrow Long Barrow
4 posts
Baltic Farm Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
59 posts
Barbury Castle Hillfort
23 posts
Barrow Copse Long Barrow
1 post
Battery Hill Long Barrow
11 posts
Battlesbury Camp Hillfort
4 posts
Berwick Bassett Down Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Bilbury Rings Hillfort
9 posts
Bincknoll Castle Hillfort
2 posts
Boar's Bottom Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Boles Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Botley Copse Long Barrow
1 post
4 sites
Bowood
1 post
Box Sewage Works Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Boyton Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
3 posts
Boyton Down Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Broadbury Banks Hillfort
1 post
Broome Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
2 posts
Broome Temple Stone Circle (Destroyed)
3 posts
Budbury Hillfort (Destroyed)
1 post
Bulford Camp Barrows Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Burderop Wood Stone Circle Stone Circle (Destroyed)
22 posts
1 site
Bury Wood Camp Hillfort
4 posts
Buxbury Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow
4 posts
Casterley Camp Hillfort
1 post
Castle Barrow Round Barrow(s)
12 posts
Castle Combe Hillfort
6 posts
Castle Ditches (Tisbury) Hillfort
9 posts
Castle Hill (Broad Blunsdon) Hillfort
7 posts
Castle Rings Hillfort
4 posts
Charlton Down Ditch Dyke
5 posts
Cherhill 4 Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Cherhill cross dyke Dyke
62 posts
Cherhill Down and Oldbury Hillfort
11 posts
Cherhill Hill (West) Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Chisbury Hillfort
14 posts
Chiselbury Hillfort
1 post
Chisenbury Camp Hillfort
1 post
Church End Ring Enclosure
1 post
Clearbury Ring Hillfort
28 posts
Cley Hill Hillfort
1 post
Coate Mound Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
33 posts
Coate Stone Circle Stone Circle
2 posts
Cobhill Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Codford Circle Enclosure
15 posts
Cold Kitchen Hill Long Barrow
6 posts
Cold Kitchen Hill (Western) Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Colerne Airfield Barrow Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Colerne Park Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Comesdeane Well Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Cop Heap Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Corton Long Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Cowdown Farm Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Cow Down Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Cow Down (Tidworth) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Crofton Causewayed Enclosure
11 posts
Dairy Farm barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Devil's Footprint Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
2 posts
Dirtley Wood Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Down Farm Group Round Barrow(s)
19 posts
Draycott Hill Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Easton Clump Round Barrow(s)
21 posts
Easton Down Long Barrow
2 posts
Easton Down Ancient Mine / Quarry
4 posts
East Castle Enclosure
2 posts
East Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Ebsbury Hill Hillfort
4 posts
Egbert's Stones Standing Stones
1 post
Ell Barrow Long Barrow
5 posts
Enford Round Barrow(s)
14 posts
Everleigh Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
21 posts
Fairmile Down Long Barrow
3 posts
Ferne Hollow Round Barrow(s)
43 posts
Figsbury Ring Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Forest Hill Farm Hillfort
41 posts
Fosbury Camp Hillfort
1 post
Fox Covert Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Fussell's Lodge Long Barrow
6 posts
Gallows Barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Gawen's Barrow Round Barrow(s)
20 posts
Giant's Cave Long Barrow
1 post
The Giant's Chair (Downton) Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
The Giant's Grave (Aldbourne) Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Giant's Grave (Downton) Long Barrow
18 posts
Giant's Grave (Martinsell) Promontory Fort
18 posts
Giant's Grave (Milton Hill) Long Barrow
5 posts
Godsbury Enclosure
10 posts
Golden Ball Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Golden Barrow (destroyed) Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Grafton Disc Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Grant's Firs Group Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Great Bradford Wood Enclosure
1 post
Great Chalfield Barrow Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
3 posts
Green Barrow Farm Long Barrow
4 posts
Grovely Castle Hillfort
2 posts
Gunschurch Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Guy's Rift Cave / Rock Shelter
2 posts
Hanging Langford Camp Enclosure
6 posts
The Hanging Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Hangman's Copse Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Harestone Down barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Heytesbury Long Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Horse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Horton Down Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Imber Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Jack's Castle Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Jug's Grave Cairn(s)
1 post
Kill Barrow Long Barrow
15 posts
King's Play Hill Long Barrow
9 posts
Kington Down Farm Long Barrow
2 posts
King Barrow Long Barrow
10 posts
Kitchen Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Kitt's Grave Long Barrow
39 posts
Knap Hill Causewayed Enclosure
6 posts
Knap Hill and Walker's Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Knap Hill Pass Ancient Trackway
2 posts
Knoll Down Earthwork Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Knook Barrows Long Barrow
1 post
Knook Castle Hillfort
Knowle Hill (Broad Chalke) Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Lake House Round Barrow(s)
42 posts
Lanhill Long Barrow
1 post
Lidbury Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
38 posts
Liddington Castle Hillfort
10 posts
Liddington Warren Farm Long Barrow
1 post
Little Down (Great Durnford) Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Long Ivor Farm Henge
1 post
Long Knoll Barrow Round Barrow(s)
45 posts
Lugbury Long Barrow
1 post
Lugbury Round Barrow Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
3 posts
Marleycombe Hill Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Marleycombe Hill Earthwork Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Marleycombe Hill Field System Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
22 posts
Martinsell Hillfort
32 posts
Membury Camp Hillfort
2 posts
Middle Hill Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Milston Down Barrow Group Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Milston Down Firs Long Barrow
21 posts
Milston Down Long Barrows Long Barrow
10 posts
MOD Durrington Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
13 posts
Monkton Down Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Monkton Farleigh Round Barrow(s)
28 posts
Morgan's Hill Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Morgan's Hill (eastern group) Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
7 posts
Mother Anthony's Well Sacred Well
9 posts
Mount Scylla Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Mud Lane Barrow Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Naish Hill Hillfort
1 post
Net Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
2 posts
Newton Barrow Round Barrow(s)
39 posts
North Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
North of Hebden Farm Long Barrow (Destroyed)
3 posts
Norton Bavant Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Ogbourne Maizey Down Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
14 posts
Ogbourne St Andrew Barrow Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Ogbury Camp Hillfort
5 posts
Oldbury Long Barrow Long Barrow
14 posts
Oldhat Barrow Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
Old Chapel Long Barrow (Destroyed)
22 posts
Old Ditch Longbarrow Long Barrow
46 posts
Old Sarum Hillfort
34 posts
Oliver's Castle Hillfort
2 posts
Park Hill Camp Hillfort
7 posts
Pertwood Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
1 post
Pheasant Hotel Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
13 posts
Picked Hill Sacred Hill
1 post
Pleck Barrows Round Barrow(s)
11 posts
Ringsbury Hillfort
2 posts
Robin Hood's Bower Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Roughridge Hill Long Barrow
1 post
Rough Hill Barrows Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Rowbarrow (Salisbury) Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Rushmore Park Field System Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Rushy Platt Bowl Barrow Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
24 posts
Rybury Causewayed Enclosure
5 posts
Savernake Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Savernake Temple Ancient Temple
10 posts
Scratchbury Hillfort
4 posts
Scrubbity Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Sheer Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
1 post
Shepherds Shore Long Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Sherrington Long Barrow Long Barrow
4 posts
Shipley Bottom Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
10 sites
Sidbury Hill Hillfort
2 posts
Silk Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Silver Barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Slay Barrow Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Smay Down Long Barrow (Destroyed)
6 posts
Snail Down Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
South Down Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
South Lodge Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Square Copse Barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Stanton Fitzwarren Standing Stone / Menhir
183 posts
70 sites
Stonehenge and its Environs
17 posts
Summer Down Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Sutton Veny Barrows Round Barrow(s)
12 posts
Tan Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Tan Hill (east) Dyke
13 posts
Tan Hill (west) Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Temple Bottom Long Barrow (Destroyed)
9 posts
Three Kings Barrows Round Barrow(s)
17 posts
Tidcombe Long Barrow Long Barrow
9 posts
Tilshead Lodge Longbarrow Long Barrow
8 posts
Tinhead Hill Long Barrow
6 posts
Tinkley Earthwork Enclosure
4 posts
Totney Hill Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Tottenham Park Barrow Round Barrow(s)
18 posts
Tow Barrow Long Barrow
2 posts
Trow Down Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Upton Great Barrow Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Weather Hill Henge
1 post
Weather Hill Long Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
1 post
West Kington Causewayed Enclosure Causewayed Enclosure
1 post
Whitefield Farm Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
White Barrow Long Barrow
11 posts
White Horse Barrow Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
White Sheet Hill Long Barrow
21 posts
White Sheet Hill Causewayed Enclosure
1 post
Wick Ball Camp Hillfort
20 posts
Winkelbury Hillfort
49 posts
Winterbourne Bassett Stone Circle
2 posts
Winterbourne Gunner Group Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Win Green Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Woodcutts Common Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Woodlands Earthwork Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Woodminton Down Barrow Group Round Barrow(s)
29 posts
Yarnbury Castle Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
8 posts
Berwick St James Standing Stones
3 posts
The Bloodstone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Brade Wyll Sacred Well
4 posts
Bushy Barrow Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
8 posts
Calne Without Long Barrow
9 posts
Conkwell Stone Circle Stone Circle (Destroyed)
1 post
East Knoyle Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Fiddlers Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Highworth Circles Enclosure
2 posts
Holy Well Sacred Well
14 posts
Kenward Stone Carving
1 post
Knap Cottage Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Mount Wood Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Ogbourne St Andrew Church Standing Stones
9 posts
Pewsey Standing Stones
8 posts
Pewsey Church Standing Stones
1 post
Rough Hill Row Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Sherrington Motte Artificial Mound
9 posts
Swanborough Tump Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
West Down Long Barrow Long Barrow
6 posts
Woodborough Holed Stone Holed Stone

News

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Wiltshire's Story in a 100 Objects - Wiltshire Museum, Devizes


http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/news/index... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
14th June 2016ce
Edited 15th June 2016ce

5,000 years of history unearthed on MOD land in Bulford


http://www.insidewiltshire.co... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
15th April 2016ce

Bronze Age burial near Stonehenge discovered after being dug up by badger


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35523757

"A Bronze Age cremation burial has been discovered near Stonehenge after being accidentally dug up by a badger... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
9th February 2016ce
Edited 9th February 2016ce

Exploring ancient life in the Vale of Pewsey


http://phys.org/news/2015-06-exploring-ancient-life-vale-pewsey.html

The Vale of Pewsey is not only rich in Neolithic archaeology... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
16th June 2015ce
Edited 16th June 2015ce

EXHIBITION: Traces, a photographic exploration of British prehistory

Devizes Museum will be holding an exhibition of our work from 13th June till 31st August 2015.
http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/events/index.php?Action=2&thID=1016&prev=3&catID=5
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
1st June 2015ce

Get to see what Obama missed - for free


As part of the national heritage open days scheme, Wiltshire Museum will be open for free to the public this Saturday, 13 September between 1000-1700

http://www.heritageopendays.org... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
10th September 2014ce

Extension To Salisbury Museum opens


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-28276503

A £2.4m extension to Salisbury Museum housing more than 2,500 rare artefacts has opened... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
13th July 2014ce

Karl Lee - Flintknapper and primitive technologist


Karl Lee, flintknapper and primitive technologist will be performing his art as part of the Festival of Archaeology 2014.
This event is free and runs from 10:00-04:00 on Sat 12th Jul 2014 at Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre 10, Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HF Tel: 01249 705020 Email: heritage@chippenham.gov... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
6th July 2014ce

Iron Age settlement unearthed at Swindon building site


Well there is going to plenty of news on this front from now on, 700 houses to be built near Purton. Swindon is looking for a further 60,000 new houses to be built in the future...

A small Iron Age settlement has been found during excavations at the site of a new housing development near Swindon... continues...
moss Posted by moss
27th May 2014ce

The Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site Map


STONEHENGE AND AVEBURY (MAP 1:10 000 SCALE)
EXPLORING THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/stonehenge-avebury-map/

continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
5th May 2014ce

Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2014


Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group (WAFG).

http://wiltshireafg.weebly.com/

Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2014 - 9:30 am, Saturday, 15 March, 2014

A Conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
24th January 2014ce

Wiltshire’s heritage landscape under threat from massive solar farm


"OPPOSITION is mounting to a proposal to create what is believed to be the country’s largest photovoltaic solar farm in a protected landscape area... continues...
The Heritage Trust Posted by The Heritage Trust
10th September 2013ce

"Evidence" of a giant hill figure near Swindon


http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10594307.The_hills_have_eyes____and_a_spear/

".... it can be revealed that for the best part of 3,000 years a hillside near Swindon was the site of an epic chalk carving of a giant spearman... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
7th August 2013ce
Edited 7th August 2013ce

Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Sites, a talk by Rachel Foster


Thursday 5th September 2013 2.15 pm

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN

An insight into two of the richest archaeological sites in the country. This talk will help you explore these ancient landscapes and celebrate their contribution to our understanding of our prehistoric ancestors... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
15th June 2013ce

Archaeology and Conservation Fair - Sunday 14th July


Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN

Ever wondered what the county archaeology team based in the History Centre does?
Curious to take a tour of the Conservation Labs upstairs?
Maybe you would like to find out about recent excavations, hoards and the work of local archaeology field units?<... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
15th June 2013ce

'Prehistoric Wiltshire' - local college course

New College in Swindon is running an eight week course on the prehistoric sites of Wiltshire.

http://www.newcollege.ac.uk/course-information-sheets/prehistoric-wiltshire

Course starts 30th April, includes three field trips, cost £60.
tjj Posted by tjj
6th April 2013ce

'No more space' for artefacts at Wiltshire's museums


Museums in Wiltshire have told the council they can no longer accept artefacts excavated during development.

Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum said their archaeological stores were full... continues...
moss Posted by moss
8th February 2013ce
Edited 8th February 2013ce

Iron Age feast found in Chiseldon


Remnants of an Iron-Age feast, including cattle skulls and 13 cauldrons, have been unearthed in Chiseldon, United Kingdom, according to a report in the latest British Archaeology

The discovery marks the largest grouping of early cauldrons ever found in Europe... continues...
moss Posted by moss
12th December 2012ce
Edited 20th December 2012ce

Devizes treasures set to be revealed


A priceless prehistoric gold lozenge excavated in the 19th century will be put on public display for the first time when the new Neolithic gallery at Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes opens next year... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd October 2012ce

"Then along came some druids, scavenging on Salisbury Plain... "

This could well be waaaay Off-Topic, but it does mention burial mounds! :-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-16986737
1speed Posted by 1speed
14th February 2012ce

Wiltshire Heritage Museum faces ruin!


WILTSHIRE Heritage Museum in Devizes could be"effectively bankrupt" in two to three years unless Wiltshire Council comes to its aid... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
28th December 2011ce
Edited 28th December 2011ce

Salisbury Plain a Hidden Archaeological Gem

Fascinating article about Salisbury Plain and the protection of monuments against the military presence there.... Not able to copy so you have to go to the link.....

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2011/11/salisbury-plain-a-hidden-archaeological-gem/
moss Posted by moss
7th November 2011ce

Ancient artefacts unearthed in Tisbury

At last we have an example of a metal detectorist doing the 'right thing'.


http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/9336972.Ancient_artefacts_unearthed_in_Tisbury/?ref=mr
tjj Posted by tjj
4th November 2011ce
Edited 4th November 2011ce

Replica Chiseldon cauldrons returning home


A REPLICA of a globally important iron age artefact from Chiseldon is to be made for display in the village. Funds for the project have come from an anymous donor... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
27th September 2011ce
Edited 27th September 2011ce

Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex


"An exhibition of works by Rob Pountney, Dave Gunning and David Inshaw depicting the spectacular landscapes and ancient archaeological sites that feature in the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
3rd April 2011ce
Edited 3rd April 2011ce

Wiltshire Henge Hopper


David Dawson, the Director of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum has obtained funding to run a 'henge hopper' initally for a three month period this summer.

http://www.stonehenge-avebury-bus.org... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
2nd April 2011ce
Edited 3rd April 2011ce

Award to Wiltshire Heritage Museum


Writing in the The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald yesterday, Lewis Cowen reports that,

"The Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes has been awarded £58,200 to work on plans to create new Bronze Age galleries... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
30th March 2011ce

The Great Stones Way to link Avebury and Stonehenge


Approval and funding have been granted for the advanced planning of The Great Stones Way (GSW)... continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
10th April 2010ce

Stonehenge road closure gets go ahead

Druids delight as Stonehenge road closure gets go ahead

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6860253.ece#
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
4th October 2009ce

The Stonehenge Riverside Project - Recent Results


"The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place at Devizes Town Hall, commencing at 2.30pm (10 October, 2009). This will be followed by a lecture from Prof. Mike Parker Pearson.

"Mike's talk is entitled 'The Stonehenge Riverside Project - Recent Results'... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
18th September 2009ce

Keeping Up Appearances


"About 4,500 years ago some inhabitants of Britain suddenly started wearing and being buried with jewellery. Subsequent centuries saw objects being fashioned out of amber, jet, gold, copper, bone and faience in a bewildering variety of forms... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
8th September 2009ce

Grant for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum


Culture minister Barbara Follett has announced a £150,000 grant for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes. The grant will be used to create a new Bronze Age Gallery to house material excavated from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

More here - continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
3rd September 2009ce

Inspired by Stonehenge


"A survivor of one of the most audacious invasions of Stonehenge has turned up in time for this week's solstice celebrations, more than 40 years after all the perpetrators were believed to have perished in a fire... continues...
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
21st June 2008ce
Edited 25th June 2008ce

Devizes Museum; Uncertainty At Wiltshire Heritage


Just before Christmas the Wiltshire Archaelogical and Natural History Society, which maintains the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, library and gallery in Devizes, heard from the county council that their grant for 2006/7 (£24,500) would not be renewed in 2007/8... continues...
moss Posted by moss
11th February 2007ce
Edited 14th February 2007ce

Rampart find excites historians


A dig near Malmesbury town walls has uncovered a substantial stone-fronted defensive rampart and a deep ditch which could date to the Iron Age.
Archaeologists believe the prehistoric hill fort would have had impressive multiple defences rising above the valley of the River Avon... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
20th May 2006ce

Burial Mound Preserved For Future


From an article published on the BBC News web site on 2nd February 2005:
A burial ground on a Wiltshire farm has been protected from plough damage by an agreement between the farmer and Defra... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
4th February 2005ce
Edited 17th February 2006ce

New Road Reveals Stone Age Site


From BBCi

Archaeologists believe they may have stumbled upon a major Stone Age site - on the route of a new bypass.

The site dates back between 250,000 and 300,000 years and may even provide evidence of one of the earliest uses of fire... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
6th October 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

Exhibition at Devizes Museum


Currently showing at the museum in Devizes is a small exhibition taken from their amazing library... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th June 2003ce
Edited 17th February 2006ce

Wiltshire Bronze Age Pot Project at Devizes Museum


gleaned from 'WeirdWiltshire.co.uk'

15 FEB - 22 APRIL, DEVIZES: The current exhibition at Wiltshire Heritage Museum reviews the progress of the five year project, Repairing the Past, the Wiltshire Bronze Age Pot Project, funded chiefly by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to conserve 105 prehistoric pots from Wiltshire... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th February 2003ce
Edited 17th February 2006ce

Full Circle


AN ANCIENT monument is set to have a big say in the future of the University of Bath in Swindon.

The university is hoping to build a new 8,000-student campus next to a stone circle dating back 4,500 years on the edge of the Commonhead site next to the Great Western Hospital... continues...
stubob Posted by stubob
29th January 2003ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce

Preserving Pitt Rivers' Bronze Age Pots in Wiltshire


A major conservation project by Wiltshire County Council and two Wiltshire museums to preserve over 100 Bronze Age pots has reached the halfway point... continues...
Posted by phil
5th January 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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Miscellaneous

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Details of Fox Covert 2 Barrow on Pastscape

Bronze Age bowl barrow 35m in diameter and 0.5m high. Scheduled.
ST 78487817 A round barrow, 25 paces in diameter and a foot high, apparently on an ancient field boundary (ST 77 NE 4) Found by Grinsell, 1949. (1)
This is a bowl barrow 0.6m high at ST 78417813. There is no trace of the field boundary. Surveyed at 1/2500. (2)
Chance Posted by Chance
11th October 2012ce
Edited 9th April 2013ce

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Malmesbury, built on an Iron Age hill fort


Malmesbury, a Saxon town in north Wiltshire famous for its historic Abbey and it connection with the first king of all England, Athelstan. I was in the Athelstan Museum earlier today and was fascinated to learn Malmesbury is built on the site of an early Iron Age hill fort. Was looking at a 3D model of town in the museum and it is almost surrounded by two rivers. A town where prehistory becomes the history of England - life before the Normans. Also known as the "Queen of Hilltop Towns".
tjj Posted by tjj
9th February 2016ce

Celebrating our Heritage


World Heritage Day, and a film by Director Grant Wakefield in Devizes on Saturday, 19 April 2014.
The Heritage Trust Posted by The Heritage Trust
28th March 2014ce

3D Scanning of the Chiseldon Cauldrons at Southampton University


A short video of the scanning technology revolutionising archaeology,
tjj Posted by tjj
31st January 2013ce

The Great Stones Way


Being developed by the Friends of the Ridgeway
http://ridgewayfriends.org.uk/
tjj Posted by tjj
10th January 2013ce
Edited 10th January 2013ce

North Wessex Downs AONB - Bus walks


Ten walks accessible by bus taking in some of the archaeology of the North Wessex AONB.
tjj Posted by tjj
12th September 2011ce

The Druidical Temples of the County of Wilts By Rev. E. Duke


A web page of the 1846 book giving interpretations of various sites such as Avebury, Silbury Hill and others in Wiltshire
Chance Posted by Chance
11th September 2011ce

Henge Hopper: the Stonehenge-Avebury bus


tjj Posted by tjj
2nd April 2011ce
Edited 3rd April 2011ce

Thomas Guest and Paul Nash in Wiltshire: Two Episodes in the Artistic Approach to British Antiquity


An excellent essay by Sam Smiles from the Tate Research Journal.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
10th May 2009ce
Edited 10th May 2009ce

Wiltshire and Swindon Sites and Monument Records


A fine website, with an easy search engine. Once a site is found, there is a link to a local Ordnance Survey map of the area, with zoom facilities. The best bit is that all the sites are marked with their features on top of the existing modern features. Check out the Stonehenge Avenue for instance.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
31st January 2008ce

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Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Salisbury by-pass considered as an alternative to tunnel


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35322444

Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust posted the above news link on FB this morning with the following statement:

"Two years ago today, the government lost its credibility here when, in a moment of pre election spin it pledged that a tunnel should be ploughed through the Stonehenge landscape so that public can no longer slow traffic down to see them, so that people in the West Country will vote for them and reap huge! benefits from saving 30 mins traffic delays on a Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Bank holidays and so that over the coming century arguably one of the most significant Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape in Europe if not the World will be desecrated and our past consigned to the past. Once a concrete structure replaces a cubic kilometre of chalk there is no return, the chalk lands and natural aquifers will be altered, water flows will change and unless maintained for perpetuity, once the tunnel comes to the end of its 125yr life design, it will become the biggest man made headache for future generations to deal with. If by some pure act of vandalism the Government manage to continue to deliver this outrageous ill conceived scheme, they and those who support it will be named, published and go down in history as the vandals who destroyed Stonehenge and Britain's heritage.
The Trust will continue to support a southern bypass reroute that provides a sustainable long term solution for South Wiltshire, the living, as well as the dead. This alternative solution would do what the tunnel won't do and open up fully the Stonehenge Landscape without destroying it. We hope when a public consultation is eventually launched, common sense prevails and credibility is restored."
tjj Posted by tjj
1st December 2016ce

Oliver's Castle (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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12th November 2016ce

Lanhill (Long Barrow) — News

Lanhill Display


Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, 10 Market Place SN15 3HF, are currently showing a special display on Lanhill Long Barrow, which will run until March 2017.

The display tells the story of the barrow and the many people who have helped shape our understanding of it. The display includes finds, photographs, plus a detailed plan showing the hidden chambers and the extent of quarrying damage.

Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre is free to explore and opens Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Chance Posted by Chance
24th October 2016ce

Stonehenge Car Park Post Holes — Fieldnotes

Visited Stonehenge for the Autumn Equinox 2016 and had a look for these.
Couldn't find any trace and when I questioned an E.H. bod, he told me they were safely buried for prosperity.
"We know exactly where they are and we intend to reinstate them in due time", I was told.
Chance Posted by Chance
16th October 2016ce

Bush Barrow (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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16th October 2016ce

Vespasian's Camp and Blick Mead (Hillfort) — News

Mesolithic dog on long walk from Yorkshire?


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/07/archaelogists-evidence-earliest-known-journey-uk-history-stonehenge-wilsthire-mesolithic-man-dog

David Jacques and his team have found a dog's tooth at Blick Mead. It dates from 7000 years ago. So people had dogs at the site all that time ago, it's a nice thought. But more interestingly, they found that the isotopes in its enamel match those in the water in the Vale of York. Suggesting that dog and owner had walked all that way.

Which, one might suggest, wouldn't be unreasonable if you were a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer roaming around Britain? And maybe that if you were in Wiltshire that year you might pop in. But Jacques suggests Yorkshire's too far away for that and they must have deliberately been drawn in from a long way away, as were others, especially for whatever exciting and famous stuff was going on at Amesbury at that time.

The article also includes a nice bit of anti-tunnel sentiment.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th October 2016ce

Gunschurch (Round Barrow(s)) — Folklore

Just beyond the church [in Hill Deverill], and approached by a rough lane and a bridge over the stream, stands the remains of the Ludlow manor house - a very picturesque old stone house, with mullioned and transomed windows, standing neglected and dilapidated in the reedy marsh meadows. It is a Tudor building, with alterations of the eighteenth century. The Cokers, to whom it passed from the Ludlows, lived here until 1736.

A strange memory of the last of this family survives in the valley, "Old" Coker, as he is called - the adjective has the country significance of something at once fearful and familiar, as when we say Old Nick, or Old Harry. Villagers tell how he "walks" about the countryside; lovers in the moonlight would come upon him sitting on stiles; he is heard at midnight whipping his hounds round "Guns' Church," a barrow on the hill above, and galloping down to his house, with chains rattling and horn screaming on the wind. In the house itself his malevolent influence would pluck the bed-clothes off the sleeper, and play many pranks. He is said to haunt even the church itself.
From Ella Noyes's "Salisbury Plain" (1913).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th September 2016ce
Edited 14th September 2016ce

Bulford (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

Another story about the Bulford stone in the river:
In the bed of the river, just above Bulford, a great Sarsen stone lies, like those of which Stonehenge is built; how it came there is not known. The traditional explanation is that the Devil, having, by Merlin's command, bought the stones from an old wife in Ireland, bound them in a withy and flew hither with them, and as he was crossing the river at this point the withy slackened and one of the stones dropped out. There is another stone of the same kind in an upland field to the west.
From 'Salisbury Plain' by Ella Noyes, 1913.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th September 2016ce

Old Sarum (Hillfort) — Images

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13th September 2016ce
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