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Marleycombe Hill Earthwork

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Also known as:
  • Monument No. 214250

Nearest Town:Wilton (12km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU02242246 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:51° 0' 3.4" N
Longitude:   1° 58' 5.07" W

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(SU 0224 2246 to SU 0263 2239) Ditch (NR). A winding univallate ditch, over 300 yds long, on Marleycombe Hill (2), now partially ploughed out (3). It apparently bends to avoid the barrows Bower Chalke 9-11 (SU 02 SW 5) and is earlier than the surrounding field system (SU 02 SW 1). It is uncertain whether the apparent continuation to the southeast is part of the ditch or a lynchet. Ground checked by C M Piggot in 1951. The eastern end of this linear has been ploughed out but the remainder, including scoops of a possible settlement area at SU 0215 2244, is grass covered and in good condition. Contrary to authority 2's assessment the linear seems to be later than the field system.
Chance Posted by Chance
3rd June 2014ce