A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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- Date first listed:
- Date of most recent amendment:
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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 18734 42979
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.
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
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.
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