A group of nine round barrows on Milston Down


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009822

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Feb-1990


Ordnance survey map of A group of nine round barrows on Milston Down
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District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Milston

National Grid Reference: SU 20399 46035


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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.


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A group of nine barrows on Milston Down. Seven are bowl barrows and two pond barrows. There is no record of excavation but there is some damage due to trees, scrub and the military. 1 - A ditched bowl barrow c.38m overall diameter. The ditch is only a slight depression and there are remains of a concrete structure on the top. (SU20284596) 2 - A bowl barrow c.19m overall diameter. (SU20344595) 3 - A ditched bowl barrow or possibly originally a narrow bermed bell barrow. The overall diameter is c.40m, but the ditch on the north-west has been destroyed by a track. (SU20404594) 4 - A bowl barrow c.25m overall diameter. (SU20364601) 5 - A ditched bowl barrow c.31m overall diameter. (SU20344606) 6 - A ditched bowl barrow, now oval in shape with a maximum diameter of c.46m. (SU20394610) 7 - A bowl barrow 24m overall diameter. (SU20464606) 8 - A pond barrow overall diameter c.33m. The ditch on the south side has been partially destroyed. (SU20504607) 9 - A pond barrow with overall diameter c.30m. (SU20434597)

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

Legacy System number: 10177

Legacy System: RSM


Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

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