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Long barrow in Barrow Plantation, East Down

A Scheduled Monument in Tilshead, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2443 / 51°14'39"N

Longitude: -1.916 / 1°54'57"W

OS Eastings: 405957.372573

OS Northings: 149465.697285

OS Grid: SU059494

Mapcode National: GBR 3XM.VTB

Mapcode Global: VHB4W.QZYG

Entry Name: Long barrow in Barrow Plantation, East Down

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1966

Last Amended: 31 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10114

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tilshead

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow c.63m long with distinct side ditches. The ditches are covered
by trees and the mound by scrub. Partial excavation took place in the 19th
century.

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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.
Twenty-eight Neolithic long barrows have been identified in the Salisbury
Plain Training Area. As a monument type long barrows are sufficiently rare
nationally that, unless severely damaged, all examples surviving as earthworks
are considered to be of national importance.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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