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Long barrow on Brigmerston Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2249 / 51°13'29"N

Longitude: -1.7098 / 1°42'35"W

OS Eastings: 420358.571168

OS Northings: 147335.390738

OS Grid: SU203473

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.0K8

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.9GYW

Entry Name: Long barrow on Brigmerston Down

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 8 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10285

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Milston with Brigmerston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes a long barrow orientated SE-NW with a mound c.27m long,
7m wide and surviving to a height of 1m at its south-eastern end. Of the two
flanking ditches, only the southernmost is visible on the ground as a shallow
depression 4m wide and 0.5m deep.

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 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

Source: Historic England

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