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A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp

List entry Number: 1009576

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bulford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 27-Jan-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Mar-1990

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 10257

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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.

History

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Details

The scheduled area includes five small barrows in the corner of an arable field but still covered by rough pasture. The north-eastern barrow is not marked by the Ordnance Survey. 1 - A small bowl barrow c.15m overall diameter with signs of old digging in the top. Now in rough pasture. (SU18724299) 2 - A small, low bowl barrow c.7m overall diameter, now in rough grass. Not marked by the Ordnance Survey. (SU18754299) 3 - A small bowl barrow c.12m overall diameter, with some damage, now in rough pasture. (SU18734297) 4 - A small bowl barrow c.12m overall diameter, now mostly in rough pasture but with the east side destroyed by ploughing. (ST18754297) 5 - A small bowl barrow c.9m overall diameter with a small tree growing near to centre. (SU18744298)

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SU 18734 42979

Map

Map
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