Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is located in Wiltshire
Avebury
Avebury
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii
Reference 373
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)

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.

Stonehenge and Associated Monuments[edit]

Stonehenge

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.

Monuments in the Stonehenge WHS[edit]

Avebury and Associated Monuments[edit]

Avebury Henge and Village

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[edit]

Museum and archive collections[edit]

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

Other museums with material from Stonehenge and Avebury includes 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[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/6727/coneybury_henge_site.html
  2. ^ http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/stonehengeinteractivemap/sites/king_barrow_ridge/01.html[dead link]

External links[edit]

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