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Bowl barrow north of Jenner's Firs

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2931 / 51°17'35"N

Longitude: -1.7494 / 1°44'57"W

OS Eastings: 417569.644

OS Northings: 154912.381917

OS Grid: SU175549

Mapcode National: GBR 4YL.VZ6

Mapcode Global: VHB4S.MRJL

Entry Name: Bowl barrow north of Jenner's Firs

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1965

Last Amended: 12 February 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10281

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow in the north-western corner of an
arable field some 450m north of Jenner's Firs. The barrow is the best
surviving of a group of six plough-damaged round barrows. The barrow
survives as a spread mound 13m in diameter and 0.75m high.

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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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