2 . From that time until the Second World War, the Ministry of Defence bought up large tracts of land in the area.
3 . Currently, the Ministry of Defence owns 390 square kilometers (!) In the vicinity of Stonehenge , some of which are closed permanently to other access is severely limited . ( By Wikimapia border nearest military base – a mile from these stones to the north, and the military airstrip – 5 kilometers to the south- east).
4 . In the past, in the vicinity of Stonehenge were carried branch railway and airport, both were subsequently removed (there are other sources that the military airfield was much closer , at a distance of one mile from Stonehenge ).
5 . In 1943 the village of Imber ( 15 kilometers from Stonehenge ) and village Par Hinton were evicted . In the article about Imber says that to this day the village is under the control of military.
6. In 2 kilometers north of Stonehenge located Royal Artillery School , which conducts real shooting 340 (!) Days per year.
7. At 9 kilometers south -east , with the military airfield , located Defence Science and Technology Laboratory , whose work is primarily classified.
8. Another 17 kilometers to the west of Stonehenge is a military base and the Air combat helicopter airport ” Apaches “.
9. In the area of Stonehenge is not conducted agricultural activities because of the danger of running into a dud , which for centuries has accumulated a lot. Because of this, green meadows around Stonehenge acquired scientific value (Site of Special Scientific Interest) as are the latest natural lawns in England , perhaps – and throughout Europe .
- Stonehenge around for over 100 years – closed area , guarded by the military patrolled by military aircraft and helicopters , with daily artelleristskimi firings.
- Local residents evicted during the Second World War, under the pretext of exercises; villages took control of the military, the situation persists to this day.
- Selkohozyaystvennaya activity over large areas of the plains , where the Stonehenge prohibited
- On the territory there was an infrastructure that enables large-scale construction (including airports, railway line ) , which was later abolished as unnecessary