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Long barrow east/south-east of Robin Hood's Ball

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.212 / 51°12'43"N

Longitude: -1.8454 / 1°50'43"W

OS Eastings: 410891.237513

OS Northings: 145878.866343

OS Grid: SU108458

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y3.VNB

Mapcode Global: VHB53.YSRR

Entry Name: Long barrow east/south-east of Robin Hood's Ball

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 31 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10125

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Shrewton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Figheldean St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow c.52m along the south-east/north-west axis and c.29m wide
including the flanking ditches. Partial excavation in the 19th century
revealed an internment and a secondary skeleton. This barrow is now very badly
damaged by digging and erosion.

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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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