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Long barrow east of Netheravon Bake

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2192 / 51°13'9"N

Longitude: -1.8378 / 1°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 411424.908684

OS Northings: 146677.108317

OS Grid: SU114466

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y3.J63

Mapcode Global: VHB54.3M97

Entry Name: Long barrow east of Netheravon Bake

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 31 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10130

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 c.36m along the south-east/north-west axis and 26m wide. Partial
excavation in the 19th century found disturbed burials. The monument is low
and only the east ditch is visible. The monument has been under grass for many
years.

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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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