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Three of a group of eight round barrows in Milston Down Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2186 / 51°13'6"N

Longitude: -1.6978 / 1°41'51"W

OS Eastings: 421204.742496

OS Northings: 146644.159066

OS Grid: SU212466

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM.HLC

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.JMBP

Entry Name: Three of a group of eight round barrows in Milston Down Wood

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 7 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10198

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Milston with Brigmerston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The constraint area contains an unusual group of three barrows. One is a bowl
barrow, one a pond barrow and one either a "short" long barrow (without traces
of side ditches) or two confluent bowl barrows.
1 - A bowl barrow c.30m overall diameter in thick woodland. (SU21164661)
2 - A pond barrow with an overal diameter of c.32m. (SU21214664)
3 - A bowl barrow originally listed as a long barrow, then as two confluent
bowl barrows. It has the appearance of a "short" long barrow but no side
ditches are evident. It is orientated south-east/north-west with a length of
c.35m and a width of c.25m (SU21254664)

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

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

Source: Historic England


Trust for Wessex Archaeology, (1987)
Wiltshire Library & Museum Service, (1987)

Source: Historic England

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