Long barrow, Tinhead Hill

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1009783
Date first listed:
09-Oct-1981
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Mar-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Long barrow, Tinhead Hill
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Edington
National Grid Reference:
ST 93893 52395

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. Twenty-eight Neolithic long barrows have been identified in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. As a monument type long barrows are sufficiently rare nationally that, unless severely damaged, all examples surviving as earthworks are considered to be of national importance.

Details

A long barrow, with a mound c.63m south-west/north-east x c.28m wide. The side ditches are no longer visible and the barrow has been ploughed up to its edges. Partial excavation took place in the 19th century.

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Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
10016
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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