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Two of a dispersed group of round barrows on Weather Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2606 / 51°15'38"N

Longitude: -1.715 / 1°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 419984.499175

OS Northings: 151310.093179

OS Grid: SU199513

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z0.Z39

Mapcode Global: VHC2G.7K6Z

Entry Name: Two of a dispersed group of round barrows on Weather Hill

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 22 May 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10054

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Fittleton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A disc barrow with a smaller ditched bowl barrow to the west.
1 - A bowl barrow c.19m diameter. (SU19985130)
2 - A saucer barrow with an overall diameter of c.30m. It has been damaged by
ploughing and tracks. (SU19995131)

MAP EXTRACT
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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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