Two of three bowl barrows south-east of Warren Plantation
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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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 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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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- 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