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Long barrow: one of two long barrows east of Milston Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2151 / 51°12'54"N

Longitude: -1.6906 / 1°41'26"W

OS Eastings: 421706.48995

OS Northings: 146255.769643

OS Grid: SU217462

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.RF1

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.NQ3C

Entry Name: Long barrow: one of two long barrows east of Milston Down

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10193

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 long barrow orientated east/west with a berm and side ditches. The length is
c.48m x 42m width (including berm and ditches). This barrow is in excellent
condition.

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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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