A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009576

Date first listed: 27-Jan-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Mar-1990


Ordnance survey map of A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bulford

National Grid Reference: SU 18734 42979


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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.


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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)

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

Legacy System number: 10257

Legacy System: RSM


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

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