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Three round barrows in Brigmerston Firs

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2277 / 51°13'39"N

Longitude: -1.7117 / 1°42'41"W

OS Eastings: 420230.055574

OS Northings: 147648.429009

OS Grid: SU202476

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZF.S3N

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.8DZQ

Entry Name: Three round barrows in Brigmerston Firs

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 7 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10180

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Milston with Brigmerston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The scheduled area includes a large disc barrow with two smaller, flanking
bowl barrows.
1 - A bowl barrow with the remains of a ditch on the northern side, overall
diameter 26m. Partial excavation in the 19th century was unproductive.
2 - Oval in shape and covered in vegetation, this barrow may be two confluent
barrows, c.25m north-west/south-east by 18m. Partial excavation in the 19th
century revealed a primary cremation in a cist and three secondary cremations
in urns. (SU20264762)
3 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of 46m. The central tump is low and
oval and the bank missing in the east and north-west. Partial excavation in
the 19th century revealed a primary, crouched inhumation with a vessel in a
cist. (SU20224765)

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

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

Source: Historic England


Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

Source: Historic England

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