Two of a dispersed group of round barrows on Weather Hill
Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1010143
Date first listed: 29-Jul-1965
Date of most recent amendment: 22-May-1990
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District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference: SU 19999 51232
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.
A saucer barrow with a smaller bowl barrow to the south-west.
1 - A bowl barrow with traces of a ditch and an overall diameter c.22m.
2 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of 33m (mound 9m diameter, berm
4.5m wide, ditch 4m wide, bank 3.5m wide). The tump is large in relationship
to the whole. (SU20025123)
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: 10055
Legacy System: RSM
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