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Two of three bowl barrows south-east of Warren Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2137 / 51°12'49"N

Longitude: -1.8574 / 1°51'26"W

OS Eastings: 410056.118993

OS Northings: 146060.767806

OS Grid: SU100460

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y2.Z2Z

Mapcode Global: VHB53.RRFG

Entry Name: Two of three bowl barrows south-east of Warren Plantation

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1966

Last Amended: 1 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10118

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Shrewton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The constraint area includes two of a group of three barrows south-west of
Warren Plantation. Partially excavated in the 19th century the barrows are
c.125m north-west of "Robin Hood's Ball", and therefore in an area of major
archaeological significance.
1 - A bowl barrow 14m overall diameter. This barrow is now in improved
grassland. The barrow has probably been excavated several times. Partial
excavation in the 19th century revealed skeletal remains and pot fragments.
(SU10044605)
2 - A ditched bowl barrow c.24m overall diameter, in improved grassland. The
barrow has probably been excavated several times. Partial excavation in the
19th century revealed skeletal remains and pottery fragments. (SU10074608)

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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.

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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