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Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows on Four Hundred Down

A Scheduled Monument in Westbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2498 / 51°14'59"N

Longitude: -2.1503 / 2°9'0"W

OS Eastings: 389608.495032

OS Northings: 150079.976256

OS Grid: ST896500

Mapcode National: GBR 1TN.H6K

Mapcode Global: VH979.PV38

Entry Name: Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows on Four Hundred Down

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1966

Last Amended: 4 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10009

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Westbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Westbury

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

An unusual bowl barrow with both ditch and outer bank. The diameter to the
outer edge of the bank is c.22m. It is part of a small dispersed group.

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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