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Bowl barrow on Berril Down

A Scheduled Monument in Chitterne, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2193 / 51°13'9"N

Longitude: -1.9969 / 1°59'48"W

OS Eastings: 400315.037808

OS Northings: 146681.971611

OS Grid: SU003466

Mapcode National: GBR 2WK.KY2

Mapcode Global: VHB51.BMP3

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Berril Down

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1965

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10108

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chitterne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A bowl barrow with a possible ditch on the north and north-west sides. The
overall diameter is c.22m. There is a large central pit, the cause of which is
unknown.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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