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Four of a group of round barrows on Milston-Bulford Down

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2071 / 51°12'25"N

Longitude: -1.7148 / 1°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 420016.400526

OS Northings: 145355.713179

OS Grid: SU200453

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZS.C81

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.7X9J

Entry Name: Four of a group of round barrows on Milston-Bulford Down

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1965

Last Amended: 6 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10172

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The constraint area includes a large disc barrow with two confluent bowl
barrows and a small single bowl barrow to the south.
1 - A bowl barrow 17m diameter. It is confluent with an adjacent barrow, and
has an indistinct profile around base due to military vehicles. (SU20014530)
2 - A bowl barrow 17m diameter. It is confluent with an adjacent barrow.
3 - A small bowl barrow 10m diameter. (SU20014532)
4 - A large disc barrow with an overall diameter of 50m (mound, berm, ditch
and outer bank). The tump is to the north-east of the centre. This barrow is
hard to distinguish but very well preserved. (SU20024535)

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.

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


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

Source: Historic England

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