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Trackway, ditch and bell barrow on Longstreet Down

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Trackway, ditch and bell barrow on Longstreet Down

List entry Number: 1009927

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Enford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 10-Jan-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 10048

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SU 17617 52608

Map

Map
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