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Two of a group of four round barrows west of Brigmerston Plantation

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2302 / 51°13'48"N

Longitude: -1.7158 / 1°42'57"W

OS Eastings: 419936.347216

OS Northings: 147929.200593

OS Grid: SU199479

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZD.YTZ

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.6BRR

Entry Name: Two of a group of four round barrows west of Brigmerston Plantation

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10165

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

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 saucer barrow and a bowl barrow with a probable stratigraphic relationship.
1 - A ditched bowl barrow c.24m overall diameter, planted with conifers but
free of scrub. Partial excavation may have taken place in the 1920s.
(SU19954794)
2 - A saucer barrow, overall original diameter c.38m. The central area of this
barrow remains visible in light woodland. (SU19924794)

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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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