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Fovant Regimental Badges

 

Situated on the Downs of Wiltshire at Fovant remarkable chalk carvings are to be seen.These extraordinary carvings can be observed from the A30 Shaftesbury to Wilton road.It was during World War I (1914/1918) that there was a need to establish training camps for troops engaged in the battlefields of France.

One of the areas chosen was at the village of Fovant and it was here that many thousands of men received their training. The camp had hospital facilities and it was here that soldiers returning from the fighting were treated for their wounds, many failed to survive dying from either wounds or disease.......

Fovant Regimental Badges cut into the Wiltshire Chalk Downs

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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals, built within one century with no substantial later additions. The building itself is remarkable, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it.

But it is much more than an historical monument. It is the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese and so the Mother Church of several hundred parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset. It is a centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Every day, week in week out, for century after century, God is worshipped here. Above all it is a place of prayer.

Discover over 750 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe's oldest working clock, on a tour with one of our volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.

A beautiful and historic building, Salisbury Cathedral is an impressive stage for concerts and major services, yet also a place for private prayer and reflection. The Cathedral and the Close are visited by over 500,000 people a year. Many come as tourists or to worship, while others attend some of the many events taking place here. The Cathedral is open to all and seeks to provide facilities for, and a warm welcome to our many visitors.

Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals
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33 The Close,
Salisbury, SP1 2EJ

Tel: 01722 555120

Tel: +44(0)1985 844400
Fax: +44(0)1985 844885

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Adults £5.00
Seniors / Students £4.25
Children (5-17) £3.00
Families £12.00
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Woodhenge

 

A county rich in stone circles also has a Neolithic timber circle situated within the Stonehenge circle and is just 2 miles Northeast of Stonehenge itself.

Woodhenge, Neolithic Timber CircleDiscovered in 1925 Woodhenge was identified following an aerial survey of the area.

Besides finds of pottery and other ceramics the remains of a child were discovered in the centre of the circle.

It is thought that the child was a human sacrifice, also found at the time of excavation 1926-1929 by Maude Cunnington*, the skeleton of a teenager, this discovery was in an excavated ditch section.

The arrangements of the site align similarly to that of Stonehenge on Midsummer sunrise.

Woodhenge can be found near the junction of the A435 and B3086.

* Maud Edith Cunnington CBE.
A welsh born Archaeologist , she purchased the site of Woodhenge and gifted it to the nation.
In 1931 she was elected President of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.

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