You are here: Home : Search : Search Results : Detailed Result
  |   Print  

MONUMENT NO. 969968

DESCRIPTION + /

A possible Prehistoric boundary on Lake Down is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. It is defined by a ditch and extends from the Wilsford Group barrow cemetery (SU 13 NW 1) south for 370m and then turns south west for a further 215m and passes through part of the Lake Down barrow cemetery (SU 13 NW 48). Another ditch, 90m long, extends south from the southern part of the ditch. It is possible the ditches were laid out in relation to the barrow cemeteries but there is no direct link between the features. The ditch also crosses the northern of the two linear earthworks, described in SU 13 NW 18, and may be an earlier feature as it is a cropmark and they survive as earthworks. This could mean that the ditch may have been constructed as early as the Bronze Age. Lake Down is criss-crossed by trackways and it is possible that the ditch is a relatively modern feature.

DETAIL + / -
MORE INFORMATION & SOURCES
+ / -
RELATED MONUMENTS + / -
MONUMENT TYPES + / -
COMMENTS + / -
Please help us keep our information accurate let us know if you see any errors on this page.

Further information about monuments may be obtained by contacting Archive Services, through the Historic England website.