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Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows west of The Belt

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2183 / 51°13'5"N

Longitude: -1.6936 / 1°41'36"W

OS Eastings: 421496.237628

OS Northings: 146608.862745

OS Grid: SU214466

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.JML

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.LMJX

Entry Name: Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows west of The Belt

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 13 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009637

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10197

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Milston with Brigmerston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A bowl barrow with traces of a ditch and an overall original diameter c.30m
although it has been truncated east/west. The barrow has an established
vehicle route 3m wide running north/south through the centre of the mound.

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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