Earthwork Enclosure in Penning Wood, 290m Ne of Penning


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English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council


Berwick St Leonard

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Wiltshire

Grid Reference

SJ923923 (392341, 135937)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1221, -2.10945

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Enclosure probably dating from the Romano British period. The enclosure is diamond shaped 83m accross from east to west and 71m from north to south, enclosing an area of 0.4ha. It is formed by a bank surrounded by aditch. The dimensions of this vary around the circuit. On the north western side the bank is 4.5m wide and the ditch is 8m wide and 1.1m below the crest of the bank. It is possibly a pastoral enclosure, leveled areas possibly representing huts have been found inside suggesting it could have been a enclosed settlement. Scheduled.

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