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A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1857 / 51°11'8"N

Longitude: -1.7333 / 1°43'59"W

OS Eastings: 418734.876086

OS Northings: 142979.663861

OS Grid: SU187429

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.LLQ

Mapcode Global: VHB5C.XG1C

Entry Name: A group of five bowl barrows south of Bulford Camp

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1965

Last Amended: 9 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10257

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The scheduled area includes five small barrows in the corner of an arable
field but still covered by rough pasture. The north-eastern barrow is not
marked by the Ordnance Survey.
1 - A small bowl barrow c.15m overall diameter with signs of old digging in
the top. Now in rough pasture. (SU18724299)
2 - A small, low bowl barrow c.7m overall diameter, now in rough grass. Not
marked by the Ordnance Survey. (SU18754299)
3 - A small bowl barrow c.12m overall diameter, with some damage, now in rough
pasture. (SU18734297)
4 - A small bowl barrow c.12m overall diameter, now mostly in rough pasture
but with the east side destroyed by ploughing. (ST18754297)
5 - A small bowl barrow c.9m overall diameter with a small tree growing near
to centre. (SU18744298)

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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