Boundary earthwork and associated bowl barrow on Windmill Hill

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1010288
Date first listed:
17-Mar-1965
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Jan-1990

Map

Ordnance survey map of Boundary earthwork and associated bowl barrow on Windmill Hill
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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:
Collingbourne Ducis
District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ludgershall
District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tidworth
National Grid Reference:
SU 24277 51395, SU 24640 50901

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. Boundary earthworks which include linear earthworks, so called ranch boundaries, dykes and cross ridge dykes are particularly well preserved in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. They provide important evidence of prehistoric landholdings, land reorganisation and changing agricultural practices through time.

Details

Two sections of a boundary earthwork presumed to be of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age date and an associated bowl barrow. The southern section of the linear earthwork is in a better state of preservation than the northern which is visible as a slight ditch and bank in a modern arable field. The monument includes: - 1 - A boundary earthwork with a ditch 6m wide with a slight bank 4m wide on the east side. 2 - A bowl barrow 16m overall diameter, with the ditch visible in only the north-east quadrant. The barrow has been damaged by military activity. (SU24695095).

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:
10069
Legacy System:
RSM

Sources

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

Legal

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.

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