Two of four round barrows on Hare Warren

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1009475
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1966
Date of most recent amendment:
12-Feb-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Two of four round barrows on Hare Warren
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Milston
National Grid Reference:
SU 21672 47177

Reasons for Designation

The most complete and extensive survival of chalk downland archaeological remains in central southern England occurs on Salisbury Plain, particularly in those areas lying within the Salisbury Plain Training Area. These remains represent one of the few extant archaeological "landscapes" in Britain and are considered to be of special significance because they differ in character from those in other areas with comparable levels of preservation. Individual sites on Salisbury Plain are seen as being additionally important because the evidence of their direct association with each other survives so well.

Some 470 round barrows, funerary monuments dating to the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age, are known to have existed in the Salisbury Plain Training Area, many grouped together as cemeteries. The total includes some 70 barrows of rare types. Such is the quality of the survival of the archaeological landscape, over 300 of these barrows have been identified as nationally important.

Details

The constraint area contains two round barrows. 1 - A bowl barrow with an overall diameter of c.12m. A deep pit has damaged much of the east side and the profile has been damaged by the military. (SU21654717) 2 - A bowl barrow c.25m including a possible ditch. It is covered in dense undergrowth and although the mound is distinct the edges are hard to distinguish. (SU21674718)

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Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
10201
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

Other
Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

Legal

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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