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Long barrow south of Horse Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tilshead, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2268 / 51°13'36"N

Longitude: -1.9712 / 1°58'16"W

OS Eastings: 402106.447986

OS Northings: 147517.06704

OS Grid: SU021475

Mapcode National: GBR 3XY.0GC

Mapcode Global: VHB51.SF8C

Entry Name: Long barrow south of Horse Down

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1981

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009446

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10110

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tilshead

Built-Up Area: Tilshead

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow with a mound 58m along the east/west axis by c.14m wide. The
side ditches are c.5m wide,therefore the overall width is 24m. The barrow
appears to have been ploughed and therefore lowered but the side ditches are
still just visible.

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

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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.
Twenty-eight Neolithic long barrows have been identified in the Salisbury
Plain Training Area. As a monument type long barrows are sufficiently rare
nationally that, unless severely damaged, all examples surviving as earthworks
are considered to be of national importance.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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