Two of three bowl barrows south-east of Warren Plantation

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1009597
Date first listed:
22-Apr-1966
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Feb-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Two of three bowl barrows south-east of Warren Plantation
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Location

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District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Shrewton
National Grid Reference:
SU 10056 46062

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.

Details

The constraint area includes two of a group of three barrows south-west of Warren Plantation. Partially excavated in the 19th century the barrows are c.125m north-west of "Robin Hood's Ball", and therefore in an area of major archaeological significance. 1 - A bowl barrow 14m overall diameter. This barrow is now in improved grassland. The barrow has probably been excavated several times. Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed skeletal remains and pot fragments. (SU10044605) 2 - A ditched bowl barrow c.24m overall diameter, in improved grassland. The barrow has probably been excavated several times. Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed skeletal remains and pottery fragments. (SU10074608)

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Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
10118
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

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

Legal

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.

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