Trackway, ditch and bell barrow on Longstreet Down

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009927

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Trackway, ditch and bell barrow on Longstreet Down
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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: Enford

National Grid Reference: SU 17617 52608

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.

Bronze Age bell barrows are rare nationally. Within the Salisbury Plain Training Area fourteen examples have been identified. The significance of the Longstreet Down example is considerably enhanced by its association with a well-preserved length of trackway and a relict land boundary.

History

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Details

A bell barrow and a spatially related trackway on Longstreet Down. The trackway is no longer extant in the area of the barrow. A ditch joins the trackway just north-west of the barrow. 1 - A bell barrow with an overall diameter of c.44m. The berm and ditch are now indistinguishable due to nettle and scrub growth. (SU17535255) 2 - An irregular "ditch" trackway running north-east/south-west across Longstreet Down and associated with a surrounding field system, ditch and barrow. The trackway is shown as very inconsistent in profile on the Ordnance Survey map. 3 - A short length of ditch to the west of a trackway. It is now almost imperceptable under improved grassland.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 10048

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

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

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