Stonehenge Landscape

Stonehenge Landscape

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

State Party = flag|United Kingdom
Type = Cultural
Criteria = i, ii, iii
ID = 373
Region = Europe
Year = 1986
Session = 10th
Link =

The Stonehenge Landscape is a property of The National Trust, located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. The estate (formerly known as Stonehenge Historic Landscape and before that as Stonehenge Down) covers 8.5 km² (850 Hectares) surrounding the neolithic monument of Stonehenge which is administered by English Heritage. Much of the land is designated open access by the Trust, including the fields immediately around Stonehenge and other fields that become available as part of the chalk grassland reversion project (see below).

Much of the land was acquired in 1927 after a public appeal was launched to prevent further development on the fields around the monument. The successfully purchased land was given to the Trust for the benefit of the nation. Shortly afterwards such structures as cottages and an old WW1 aerodrome were removed from the immediate vicinity of the stones. Later the Trust acquired more land, principally afte rthe purchase of an adjacent farm in the early 21st century.

The land owned by the Trust comprises almost one third of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, and contains nearly 400 ancient monuments (most of them scheduled). These monuments include the enormous earthwork known as the Cursus, the Avenue, Woodhenge and Durrington Walls as well as numerous burial mounds known as barrows. The estate also includes some of the Nile Clumps, large clumps of trees on arable farmland, said to represent ship positions at the Battle of the Nile. This is said to form a large memorial to Nelson created by a local landowner after Nelson died.

During the 1970's and 1980's the estate was the scene of the Stonehenge Free Festival. Damage to monuments such as the Cursus barrows was one of the reasons that the festival was banned in 1985.

As part of the World Heritage Site Management Plan for Stonehenge, some 340 hectares of the land will be reverted to chalk grassland by 2011. The scheme (one of the largest reversion schemes of its kind in Europe) will turn over much of the estate to permanent pasture, and allow for increased open access around the area. At present some 112 hectares have been reverted, and along with the existing grassland are used as public open access as well as animal grazing.

ee also

* Stonehenge
* Archaeoastronomy and Stonehenge
* Stonehenge Free Festival
* Excavations at Stonehenge
* Theories about Stonehenge
* Cultural depictions of Stonehenge
* Stonehenge road tunnel
* Stonehenge Riverside Project

External links

* [ National Trust Stonehenge Landscape]

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