Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1009820
Date first listed: 10-Mar-1925
Date of most recent amendment: 04-Jan-1990
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference: SU 18409 56032
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
A nucleated group of four round barrows, excavated in the 19th century. The
two bell barrows produced cremations, the disc and bowl barrows were
1 - A bowl barrow with small mound and traces of a ditch, the overall diameter
is c.21m. Partial excavation in the 19th century was unproductive.
2 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of c.59m. It is connected to a
barrow to the north-east. There has been some damage by the military. Partial
excavation in the 19th century was unproductive. (SU18415600)
3 - A bell barrow with an overall diameter of 48m. It is connected to a barrow
to south-west. There is some damage due to military activity. Partial
excavation in the 19th century revealed a cremation. (SU18485603)
4 - A bell barrow with overall diameter of 50m. There is some military damage.
Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed a primary cremation.
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.
Legacy System number: 10005
Legacy System: RSM
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