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Beacon Hill Monuments: bowl barrow, boundary feature, settlement and field system

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1912 / 51°11'28"N

Longitude: -1.7166 / 1°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 419903.764107

OS Northings: 143585.765434

OS Grid: SU199435

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.BTK

Mapcode Global: VHC2V.6BD6

Entry Name: Beacon Hill Monuments: bowl barrow, boundary feature, settlement and field system

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10267

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The constraint area includes a well preserved barrow, linear earthworks, field
banks and dips and hollows thought to be a settlement.
1 - A bowl barrow c.13m overall diameter in rough scrub. (SU19944357)
2 - A ditch and bank, linear, c.8m overall width. There is some scrub growth
but generally it is in good condition.
3 - An area of field systems, terraces, trackways and mounds and possible
settlement/quarry traces, visible as dips and hollows on the hillslope.

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.

Prehistoric and later period villages surviving as earthworks are rare
nationally, as are any associations with contemporary field systems or
other landholdings. The importance of the examples in the Salisbury
Plain Training Area is considerably enhanced by the demonstrable
relationship between the settlements, field systems and major boundary
earthworks which provide exceptionally complete evidence of human
reorganisation of the landscape. This makes the examples in the
Training Area worthy of national protection.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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