Silbury Hill  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Silbury Hill like this:

SILBURY-HILL, an enormous barrow in Wilts; in the valley of the Kennet, 1⅓ mile S of Avebury. It measures 1,680 feet in circuit at the base, and 315 at the top; is 135 feet high; and, if formed in our day, would cost about £20,000. The Archæological Institution explored it in 1849, but did not find in it anything of consequence.

Additional information about this locality is available for Avebury

Silbury Hill through time

Silbury Hill is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Silbury Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Silbury Hill, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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