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Three round barrows in Brigmerston Firs

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Three round barrows in Brigmerston Firs

List entry Number: 1009663

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: Milston

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: 07-Feb-1990

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 10180

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. 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.

History

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Details

The scheduled area includes a large disc barrow with two smaller, flanking bowl barrows. 1 - A bowl barrow with the remains of a ditch on the northern side, overall diameter 26m. Partial excavation in the 19th century was unproductive. (SU20194765) 2 - Oval in shape and covered in vegetation, this barrow may be two confluent barrows, c.25m north-west/south-east by 18m. Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed a primary cremation in a cist and three secondary cremations in urns. (SU20264762) 3 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of 46m. The central tump is low and oval and the bank missing in the east and north-west. Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed a primary, crouched inhumation with a vessel in a cist. (SU20224765)

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 20226 47652

Map

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