Salisbury Plain


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Salisbury Plain,

undulating chalk plateau, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), Wiltshire, S England. Largely grassland, it is noted chiefly as the site of ancient monuments, of which StonehengeStonehenge
, group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, S England. Preeminent among megalithic monuments in the British Isles, it is similar to an older and larger monument at Avebury, some 20 mi (30 km) away.
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 is the most famous. Amesbury is the largest population center. An army training ground, the largest in Britain, occupies about half of the plateau.

Salisbury Plain

an open chalk plateau in S England, in Wiltshire: site of Stonehenge; military training area. Average height: 120 m (400 ft.)
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The developments across Salisbury Plain area under the Army Basing Programme will provide an economic boost to the local economy while providing quality facilities for our armed forces to enable military capability.
The experienced 39-yearold sustained "multiple serious injuries" and was lucky to avoid death during the "routine" jump above Salisbury Plain on April 5, Wiltshire Police said.
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As one 19th-century poet wrote: 'Not a shrub nor a tree/Nor a bush can you see:/No hedges, no ditches, no gates, no stiles/Much less a house, or a cottage for miles;/ It's a very sad thing to be caught in the rain/When night's coming up on Salisbury Plain.
In 1808, Cunnington excavated Bush Barrow, a Bronze Age burial mound near the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain.
Jon Cornforth spent two days observing the king penguins in an area known as Salisbury Plain on South Georgia island in the South Atlantic.
Despite being born at Salisbury Plain near Stonehenge, she has lived in Cardiff since 1944.
The solstice annually attracts an eclectic mix and among the druids, revellers and sun worshippers were those just curious to experience the spiritual event at the site on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
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The tale incorporates the religion of Roman Britain, Old and Medieval Welsh literature, Salisbury Plain, the cult of the Thracian horsemen, the oracle of Dodona, the star Arcturus, and the mythical founder of Arcadia.
Saab will supply additional simulators for weapons and target systems under the current direct fire weapon effects simulator (DFWES) programme to support mission specific training (MST) at Salisbury Plain in southern England.
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