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Marleycombe Hill Field System

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Nearest Town:Wilton (12km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU02092186 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:50° 59' 43.97" N
Longitude:   1° 58' 12.77" W

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(Centered SU 015 216) Field System. "There are pronounced Celtic type lynchets throughout the area delineated, chiefly betwen the 500 and 600 ft contours. On the hilltops they are scattered and weak and rarely above 0.5m high". (Names SU 006 221 and SU 023 221) Field System (NR). (Centred SU 017 216) A field system in the Woodminton Down East and Marleycombe Hill area. This Celtic field system is somewhat complex, evidence on Marleycombe Hill (See SU 02 SW 8) suggests two or possibly three phases. The fields have largely been destroyed by modern cultivation, but 35 hectares at SU 005 220; 4 1/2 hectares at SU 023 225 and 3 hectares at SU 034 221, survive with banks and terraces an average 1.0m high. A rapid examination of air photography (7a) shows the field system visible north of Hut Farmhouse, around SU 038 228.
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3rd June 2014ce