Ancient Wiltshire monuments visible thanks to volunteers

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2023-09-06 05:26:59  • 2 mins

Volunteers have cleared vegetation from two ancient monuments to make them visible once again.

The project has revealed the remains of a medieval fortification at Cam's Hill on the outskirts of Malmesbury and medieval earth terraces (lynchets) at Southmill Hill in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Historic England said the vegetation was causing damage to the monuments.

Volunteer Frances Matthews said: "I have wanted to see these lynchets free of scrub for many years.

"It is so rewarding to help achieve this," she added.

The work was carried out as part of Historic England's Monuments Management Scheme, which aims to improve the condition of sites on the national at-risk register.

Wiltshire has some of England's most important ancient sites, a large number of which are legally protected due to their national importance.

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