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Ell Barrow, long barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Tilshead, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2614 / 51°15'41"N

Longitude: -1.8967 / 1°53'48"W

OS Eastings: 407305.554828

OS Northings: 151367.464572

OS Grid: SU073513

Mapcode National: GBR 3XG.THX

Mapcode Global: VHB4X.2KNB

Entry Name: Ell Barrow, long barrow

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1966

Last Amended: 4 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10030

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tilshead

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A large long barrow orientated north-east/south-west. The mound is 51.5m long
with a maximum central width of 36m. The flanking ditches are 9m wide. The
barrow has suffered from military damage. Partial excavation took place in the
19th century.

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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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