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Round barrow south of Robin Hood's Ball

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2106 / 51°12'38"N

Longitude: -1.8562 / 1°51'22"W

OS Eastings: 410142.030102

OS Northings: 145716.973883

OS Grid: SU101457

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y8.5HK

Mapcode Global: VHB53.ST2V

Entry Name: Round barrow south of Robin Hood's Ball

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1966

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10119

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Shrewton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A ditched bowl barrow c.30m overall diameter. The ditch is well preserved in
the north. A bronze razor excavated in the 19th century can probably be
attributed to this barrow.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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.

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.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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