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Two round barrows, Rawlinson Road, Bulford Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1884 / 51°11'18"N

Longitude: -1.7266 / 1°43'35"W

OS Eastings: 419200.501806

OS Northings: 143279.801406

OS Grid: SU192432

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.G8Z

Mapcode Global: VHC2V.1D19

Entry Name: Two round barrows, Rawlinson Road, Bulford Camp

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1965

Last Amended: 12 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10269

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

A large bell barrow and a large disc barrow previously damaged by roads, now
well kept within an army camp.
1 - A bell barrow first described as a bowl barrow, 46m overall diameter
(mound 28m diameter, ditch 6m wide, outer bank 3m wide). The berm survives on
the west side but the north and east sides are destroyed by roads.
(SU19154329)
2 - A disc barrow, 59m overall diameter (mound 11m diameter, berm 12m wide,
ditch 7m wide, outerbank 5m wide). Although there is old digging and the bank
is cut in the north by a road this barrow is in a good condition. (SU19224327)

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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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