Norton Down long barrow

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009895

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1981

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jan-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Norton Down long barrow
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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: Norton Bavant

National Grid Reference: ST 92592 45961

Summary

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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. 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.

History

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Details

A Neolithic long barrow with a mound 55m long x 25m wide and up to 3.5m high. The flanking ditches are 9m wide and up to 1.75m deep. The overall dimensions are c.55m x 43m. Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed multiple burials.

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Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 10092

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

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

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