Photo Quiz (local history)

All of the images, questions and answers have been submitted by Kerry O'Connor, Local History Group.

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Photo Quiz no. 8

Cob Wall by The Parsonage.jpg

What sort of wall is this ?

  • Clunch ?

  • Cob ?

  • Cobble ?

  • Clay lump ?

  • Mud and stud ?

  • Polite ?

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No. 7

When did Sarum first get put on the map……?

Photo Quiz 6 The Portway (1).jpg

No. 6

Where does this go?

  • Silchester?

  • London?

  • St Albans?

  • Winchester?

  • Staines?

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No. 5 

What is this green bump above Dean’s Farm?

  • A Bronze age round barrow (burial mound)?

  • A water reservoir?

  • An Ordnance Survey Triangulation point?

  • A natural feature, a geological promontory?

  • All that is left from the motte of Newtown Westgate?

No. 4   Who owns Old Sarum?

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  • English Heritage?

  • Historic England?

  • the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral?

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport?

  • Wiltshire County Council?

  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust?

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No. 3


Where is this?

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No. 2

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This is a water tank at Druids Lodge. It predates the trees around it. Why was it built?

  1. To top up fire engine tenders, initially military but subsequently civilian?

  2. for the engines of the Larkhill Military Light Railway?

  3. for a WWI airbase that has since disappeared?

  4. as a decoy control tower for a decoy airstrip to its east

  5. to supply cold baths for overheated polo ponies’ legs?

  6. to supply by gravity and with more pressure than from the Till, poultry houses at Berwick St James?

  7. to supply the Druids Lodge swimming pool to its south west?

  8. for a Royal Observer Corps station with open sky above and a water tank below?


          No. 1


What is this embankment between the allotments and the leisure centre?

  • a disused railway line?

  • flood defences?

  • a long barrow?

  • a rubbish dump?

  • a natural geological feature?

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