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Long barrow north of Netheravon Bake

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2209 / 51°13'15"N

Longitude: -1.8405 / 1°50'25"W

OS Eastings: 411235.815151

OS Northings: 146870.646458

OS Grid: SU112468

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y3.HHC

Mapcode Global: VHB54.1KVW

Entry Name: Long barrow north of Netheravon Bake

Scheduled Date: 31 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10129

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Shrewton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Netheravon All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow with a mound c.60m along the north-east/south-west axis. The
mound is 27m wide and the surrounding ditches are 12m wide giving an overall
width of 51m. The mound is very low and has some slight damage.

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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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