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Old Hat Barrow, bowl barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3104 / 51°18'37"N

Longitude: -1.7105 / 1°42'37"W

OS Eastings: 420271.759738

OS Northings: 156851.225891

OS Grid: SU202568

Mapcode National: GBR 4YG.SDY

Mapcode Global: VHC28.9BK8

Entry Name: Old Hat Barrow, bowl barrow

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1925

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10007

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Milton Lilbourne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A ditched round barrow with a possible outer bank. The mound is c.40m diameter
the ditch 3m wide and the outer bank 3m wide. Therefore the overall diameter
is c.52m. This barrow is heavily overgrown but remains an impressive example
of its type.

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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