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Everleigh Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3031 / 51°18'11"N

Longitude: -1.7373 / 1°44'14"W

OS Eastings: 418411.818958

OS Northings: 156034.424549

OS Grid: SU184560

Mapcode National: GBR 4YL.CKS

Mapcode Global: VHB4S.THYW

Entry Name: Everleigh Barrows

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1925

Last Amended: 4 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10005

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

A nucleated group of four round barrows, excavated in the 19th century. The
two bell barrows produced cremations, the disc and bowl barrows were
unproductive.
1 - A bowl barrow with small mound and traces of a ditch, the overall diameter
is c.21m. Partial excavation in the 19th century was unproductive.
(SU18445605)
2 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of c.59m. It is connected to a
barrow to the north-east. There has been some damage by the military. Partial
excavation in the 19th century was unproductive. (SU18415600)
3 - A bell barrow with an overall diameter of 48m. It is connected to a barrow
to south-west. There is some damage due to military activity. Partial
excavation in the 19th century revealed a cremation. (SU18485603)
4 - A bell barrow with overall diameter of 50m. There is some military damage.
Partial excavation in the 19th century revealed a primary cremation.
(SU18385604)

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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. 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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