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Robin Hood's Ball, causewayed enclosure

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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Robin Hood's Ball, causewayed enclosure

List entry Number: 1009593

Location

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Figheldean

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shrewton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 29-Jul-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1990

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 10120

Asset Groupings

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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.

Causewayed enclosures represent a major category of site during the neolithic, fulfilling a range of settlement and ceremonial functions. Causewayed enclosures are rare nationally and would normally be considered worthy of protection. Only a single example, Robin Hood's Ball, is recorded in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. The monument forms the focus of a series of prehistoric funerary monuments all of which are considered to be nationally important in their own right.

History

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Details

A double ditched causewayed enclosure. It is irregular in plan with an inner area of c.75h acres. There is a rifle butt built into the south-west corner. Neolithic pottery has been found and excavation of the ditches took place in the 1950's.

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 10225 45956

Map

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