Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

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Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is located in Wiltshire
Avebury
Avebury
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°10′44″N 1°49′31″W / 51.1789°N 1.8253°W / 51.1789; -1.8253
Includes Avebury
Stonehenge
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii)
Reference 373
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is located in the United Kingdom
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Location of Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
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Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Wiltshire, England. The WHS covers two large areas of land separated by nearly 30 miles (48 km), rather than a specific monument or building. The sites were inscribed as co-listings in 1986. Some of the large and well known monuments within the WHS are listed below, but the area also has an exceptionally high density of small-scale archaeological sites, particularly from the prehistoric period. More than 700 individual archaeological features have been identified. There are 160 separate Scheduled Monuments, covering 415 items or features.[1]

Stonehenge and Associated Monuments

Stonehenge
Boundary and key sites for the Stonehenge section of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site

The Stonehenge area of the WHS is located in south Wiltshire. It covers an area of 26 square km and is centred on the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. Ownership is shared between English Heritage, the National Trust, the Ministry of Defence, the RSPB, Wiltshire Council, and private individuals and farmers.[2]

Monuments in the Stonehenge WHS

Avebury and Associated Monuments

Avebury Henge and Village
Boundary and key sites for the Avebury section of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site


The Avebury area of the WHS is located in northern Wiltshire. It covers an area of 22.5 square km and is centred on the prehistoric Avebury Henge.

Monuments in the Avebury WHS

Museum and archive collections

The main museums are the Alexander Keiler Museum at Avebury, Salisbury Museum, and Wiltshire Museum in Devizes

Other museums with material from Stonehenge and Avebury include the British Museum, National Museum of Wales, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Ashmolean Museum. Other archives include the English Heritage Archive in Swindon, the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and the Bodleian Library.

Notes

  1. ^ Stonehenge Management Plan, 2009, English Heritage, p.22
  2. ^ Hicks, Dan. "Why are England's heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?". Apollo Magazine. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  3. ^ King Barrow Ridge Research report, English Heritage, 2011

External links

  • UNESCO: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  • Website of Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site
  • Alexander Keiller Museum website
  • Salisbury Museum website
  • Wiltshire Heritage Museum website

Coordinates: 51°10′44″N 1°49′31″W / 51.17889°N 1.82528°W / 51.17889; -1.82528

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