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Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows on Thirteen Hundred Down

A Scheduled Monument in Westbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2438 / 51°14'37"N

Longitude: -2.1587 / 2°9'31"W

OS Eastings: 389017.720967

OS Northings: 149418.612152

OS Grid: ST890494

Mapcode National: GBR 1TN.T7G

Mapcode Global: VH979.JZMV

Entry Name: Bowl barrow: one of three round barrows on Thirteen Hundred Down

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10073

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Westbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Westbury

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A small bowl barrow with a mound c.13m in diameter. It is part of an aligned
group of three similar monuments on Thirteen Hundred Down. There are signs of
previous but unrecorded excavation, probably in the 19th century.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

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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