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Bowl's Barrow, long barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Heytesbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2201 / 51°13'12"N

Longitude: -2.0844 / 2°5'3"W

OS Eastings: 394204.538235

OS Northings: 146771.680853

OS Grid: ST942467

Mapcode National: GBR 2WG.FVM

Mapcode Global: VH97J.TLGJ

Entry Name: Bowl's Barrow, long barrow

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1981

Last Amended: 15 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10099

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Heytesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Heytesbury with Tytherington and Knook St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A large long barrow with a mound c.48m east/west x 18m wide in the west and
22m wide in the east. The flanking ditches are c.10m wide but damaged by the
military. Several partial excavations 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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