Everleigh Barrows


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)

Parish: Everleigh

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 important.


A nucleated group of four round barrows, excavated in the 19th century. The two bell barrows produced cremations, the disc and bowl barrows were unproductive. 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. (SU18445605) 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. (SU18385604)

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)

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