A group of six barrows east of Newfoundland Farm Wood
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SU 11036 47745
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.
A group of six small bowl barrows now all low and covered by scrub and long
grass making them hard to locate.
1 - A small bowl barrow c.9m overall diameter. It is very low and covered in
long grass, the centre may be hollow. (SU11034777)
2 - A small bowl barrow 8m diameter in rough pasture. (SU11024774)
3 - A small bowl barrow c.7m overall diameter. (SU11054774)
4 - A small bowl barrow c.7m overall diameter. (SU11034775)
5 - A very small bowl barrow now not identifiable under scrub. (SU11034774)
6 - A small bowl barrow c.6m diameter, now under long grass. (SU11034772)
MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
- Legacy System number:
- Legacy System:
Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)
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.
End of official listing