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Bowl barrow: one of a group of round barrows on Silk Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2157 / 51°12'56"N

Longitude: -1.7283 / 1°43'41"W

OS Eastings: 419073.261106

OS Northings: 146311.44038

OS Grid: SU190463

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZL.MW2

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.0P5X

Entry Name: Bowl barrow: one of a group of round barrows on Silk Hill

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1965

Last Amended: 1 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10150

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

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 slight traces of a ditch, overall diameter c.18m.

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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