Fyfield and West Overton Parish Council

The Dene

Lockeridge Dene and Piggledene are sheltered valleys containing well developed 'boulder streams' of sarsen stones. These stones are of ecological interest for the lichens and mosses which they support as well as having geological  importance.

The sites were purchased by the National Trust in 1908 following a public appeal and were the first countryside properties in Wiltshire. Prior to this sarsen stones were removed to provide building materials.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lockeridge-dene-and-piggledene

 

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