Salisbury Plain

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Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in the south western part of central southern England covering 300 sqmi.wikipedia
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Wiltshire

County of WiltshireWiltshire, EnglandCounty of Wilts
It is part of a system of chalk downlands throughout eastern and southern England formed by the rocks of the Chalk Group and largely lies within the county of Wiltshire, but stretches into Berkshire and Hampshire.
Salisbury Plain is noted for being the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks, and as a training area for the British Army.

Vale of Pewsey

Pewsey ValeRedhorn
To the north the scarp of the downs overlooks the Vale of Pewsey, and to the north west the Bristol Avon.
The vale is an extent of lower lying ground separating the chalk downs of Salisbury Plain to the south from the Marlborough Downs to the north.

Salisbury

Salisbury, WiltshireSalisbury, EnglandNew Sarum
The Hampshire Avon runs through the eastern half of the plain and to the south the plain peters out as the river valleys close together before meeting at Salisbury.
Salisbury is in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Stonehenge

Stone HengeStonehendgeFolklore of Stonehenge
The plain is famous for its rich archaeology, including Stonehenge, one of England's best known landmarks.
Salisbury Plain was then still wooded, but 4,000 years later, during the earlier Neolithic, people built a causewayed enclosure at Robin Hood's Ball and long barrow tombs in the surrounding landscape.

Hampshire

County of SouthamptonHampshire, EnglandCounty of Hampshire
It is part of a system of chalk downlands throughout eastern and southern England formed by the rocks of the Chalk Group and largely lies within the county of Wiltshire, but stretches into Berkshire and Hampshire.
Hampshire played a crucial role in both World Wars due to the large Royal Navy naval base at Portsmouth, the army camp at Aldershot, and the military Netley Hospital on Southampton Water, as well as its proximity to the army training ranges on Salisbury Plain and the Isle of Purbeck.

Shrewton

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Amesbury is considered the largest settlement on the plain, though there are a number of small villages, such as Tilshead, Chitterne and Shrewton in the middle of the plain, as well as various hamlets and army camps.
Shrewton is a village and civil parish on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, located around 6 mi west of Amesbury and 14 mi north of Salisbury.

Dorset Downs

South Dorset DownsNorth and South Dorset Downs
The Hampshire Downs and the Berkshire Downs are chalk downland to the east and north of Salisbury Plain, and the Dorset Downs is to the south west.
The downs are the most western part of a larger chalk formation which also includes (from west to east) Cranborne Chase, Salisbury Plain, Hampshire Downs, Chiltern Hills, North Downs and South Downs.

Chitterne

Amesbury is considered the largest settlement on the plain, though there are a number of small villages, such as Tilshead, Chitterne and Shrewton in the middle of the plain, as well as various hamlets and army camps.
The village lies in the middle of Salisbury Plain, about 7 mi east of the town of Warminster.

Tilshead

Westdown Camp
Amesbury is considered the largest settlement on the plain, though there are a number of small villages, such as Tilshead, Chitterne and Shrewton in the middle of the plain, as well as various hamlets and army camps.
It is close to the geographical centre of Salisbury Plain, on the A360 road approximately midway between the villages of Shrewton and Market Lavington, and is near the source of the River Till.

River Avon, Hampshire

River AvonAvonSalisbury Avon
The Hampshire Avon runs through the eastern half of the plain and to the south the plain peters out as the river valleys close together before meeting at Salisbury.
These two merge at Upavon, flowing southwards across Salisbury Plain through Durrington, Amesbury and Salisbury.

Scratchbury Camp

ScratchburyScratchbury Hill
Around 600 BC Iron Age Hill forts came to be constructed around the boundaries of the plain, including Scratchbury Camp and Battlesbury Camp to the south west, Bratton Camp to the north west, Casterley Camp to the north, Yarnbury and Vespasian's Camp to the south, and Sidbury Hill to the east.
The fort covers an area of 37 acre and occupies the summit of the hill on the edge of Salisbury Plain, with its four-sided shape largely following the natural contours of the hill.

Amesbury

West AmesburyAmesbury, WiltshireRatfyn
Amesbury is considered the largest settlement on the plain, though there are a number of small villages, such as Tilshead, Chitterne and Shrewton in the middle of the plain, as well as various hamlets and army camps.
It sits in the River Avon valley on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain and has historically been considered an important river crossing area on the road from London to Warminster and Exeter.

Robin Hood's Ball

In the Neolithic period Stone Age people began to settle on the plain, most likely centred around the causewayed enclosure of Robin Hood's Ball.
Robin Hood’s Ball is a Neolithic causewayed enclosure on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.

A345 road

A345A345 main roadA345 road (England)
The A303 road runs along the southern area of the plain, while the A345 and the A360 cut across the centre.
The road is a main south-north link across Salisbury Plain, which is renowned for its rich archaeology, and passes many ancient points of interest along its way.

Westbury White Horse

at WestburyWhite Horse at Westbury
There are a number of chalk carvings on the plain, of which the most famous is the Westbury White Horse.
The Westbury or Bratton White Horse is a hill figure on the escarpment of Salisbury Plain, approximately 1.5 mi east of Westbury in Wiltshire, England.

River Bourne, Wiltshire

River BourneBourneBourne Valley
The River Wylye runs along the south west, and the Bourne runs to the east.
The river cuts through the chalk escarpment at Collingbourne Kingston, to flow south across Salisbury Plain through the town of Tidworth and the village of Shipton Bellinger.

Old Sarum

SarumSorviodunumSalisbury Castle
Roman roads are visible features, probably serving a settlement near Old Sarum.
This heyday of the settlement lasted for around 300 years until disputes between the Sheriff of Wiltshire and the Bishop of Salisbury finally led to the removal of the church into the nearby plain.

White Barrow

Large long barrows like White Barrow and other earthworks were built across the plain.
White Barrow is a large Neolithic long barrow situated on a chalk ridge on Salisbury Plain just outside the village of Tilshead in Wiltshire.

Bratton Castle

Bratton Camp
Around 600 BC Iron Age Hill forts came to be constructed around the boundaries of the plain, including Scratchbury Camp and Battlesbury Camp to the south west, Bratton Camp to the north west, Casterley Camp to the north, Yarnbury and Vespasian's Camp to the south, and Sidbury Hill to the east.
Bratton Castle (also known as Bratton Camp) is a bivallate Iron Age hill fort on Bratton Down, at the western edge of the Salisbury Plain escarpment.

Imber

Imber RangesImber, EnglandImmer
In 1943 the village of Imber and the hamlet of Hinton Parva were evacuated to allow training for Operation Overlord to be conducted.
Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army's training grounds on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England.

River Wylye

WylyeWylye ValleyChitterne Brook
The River Wylye runs along the south west, and the Bourne runs to the east.
The river passes through the parishes of Norton Bavant, Heytesbury, Knook, Upton Lovell, Boyton, Codford, Wylye and Wilton, near the southern edge of Salisbury Plain.

Chalk Group

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It is part of a system of chalk downlands throughout eastern and southern England formed by the rocks of the Chalk Group and largely lies within the county of Wiltshire, but stretches into Berkshire and Hampshire.
The broadly western margin of the Chalk outcrop is marked, from northeast to southwest, to south by the Chalk downlands of the Yorkshire Wolds, the Lincolnshire Wolds, a subdued feature through western Norfolk, including Breckland, the Chiltern Hills, the Berkshire Downs, Marlborough Downs and the western margins of Salisbury Plain and Cranborne Chase and the North and South Dorset Downs.

Bulford Camp

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As of 2016, the largest camps and barracks are at Larkhill, Bulford, Tidworth, Trenchard Lines (Upavon) and Warminster.
Bulford Camp is a military camp on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.

Larkhill

Larkhill CampRoberts BarracksLark Hill
As of 2016, the largest camps and barracks are at Larkhill, Bulford, Tidworth, Trenchard Lines (Upavon) and Warminster.
It is now one of the main garrisons on Salisbury Plain, along with Tidworth Camp, Bulford Camp and Warminster.

RAF Upavon

UpavonTrenchard LinesUpavon Aerodrome
As of 2016, the largest camps and barracks are at Larkhill, Bulford, Tidworth, Trenchard Lines (Upavon) and Warminster.
Construction began on 19 June 1912, on some training gallops, on an elevated site about 1.5 mi east of Upavon village, near the edge of the Salisbury Plain, in the English county of Wiltshire.