Two round barrows, Rawlinson Road, Bulford Camp


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1009964

Date first listed: 27-Jan-1965

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Mar-1990


Ordnance survey map of Two round barrows, Rawlinson Road, Bulford Camp
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bulford

National Grid Reference: SU 19198 43279


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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 large bell barrow and a large disc barrow previously damaged by roads, now well kept within an army camp. 1 - A bell barrow first described as a bowl barrow, 46m overall diameter (mound 28m diameter, ditch 6m wide, outer bank 3m wide). The berm survives on the west side but the north and east sides are destroyed by roads. (SU19154329) 2 - A disc barrow, 59m overall diameter (mound 11m diameter, berm 12m wide, ditch 7m wide, outerbank 5m wide). Although there is old digging and the bank is cut in the north by a road this barrow is in a good condition. (SU19224327)

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Legacy System number: 10269

Legacy System: RSM


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

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