Three of a group of eight round barrows in Milston Down Wood
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- SU 21205 46650
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.
The constraint area contains an unusual group of three barrows. One is a bowl
barrow, one a pond barrow and one either a "short" long barrow (without traces
of side ditches) or two confluent bowl barrows.
1 - A bowl barrow c.30m overall diameter in thick woodland. (SU21164661)
2 - A pond barrow with an overal diameter of c.32m. (SU21214664)
3 - A bowl barrow originally listed as a long barrow, then as two confluent
bowl barrows. It has the appearance of a "short" long barrow but no side
ditches are evident. It is orientated south-east/north-west with a length of
c.35m and a width of c.25m (SU21254664)
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:
- Legacy System:
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