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Long barrow south-west of Imber

A Scheduled Monument in West Lavington, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2326 / 51°13'57"N

Longitude: -2.0557 / 2°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 396208.658575

OS Northings: 148160.444355

OS Grid: ST962481

Mapcode National: GBR 2W9.P2M

Mapcode Global: VHB50.B83X

Entry Name: Long barrow south-west of Imber

Scheduled Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10102

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: West Lavington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Edington and Imber

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow with a mound c.30m long and 16m wide. Identification of an
external ditch has been made impossible by disturbances created by old
military action.

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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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