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Two of a dispersed group of five barrows adjacent to the Imber-Warminster track

A Scheduled Monument in Bratton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2364 / 51°14'10"N

Longitude: -2.074 / 2°4'26"W

OS Eastings: 394927.139368

OS Northings: 148580.254645

OS Grid: ST949485

Mapcode National: GBR 2W8.JFB

Mapcode Global: VHB50.06D0

Entry Name: Two of a dispersed group of five barrows adjacent to the Imber-Warminster track

Scheduled Date: 30 November 1925

Last Amended: 22 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10100

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bratton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Heytesbury with Tytherington and Knook St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Either a twin mound or two contiguous barrows on the summit of a spur.
1 - A bowl barrow or part of a twin barrow. The northern end is difficult to
find due to tracks and the slope. Together the mounds are c.28m north-south x
12m east-west. (ST94924859)
2 - A bowl barrow or part of a twin barrow. Together the mounds are c.28m
north-south x 12m east-west. (ST94934853)

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

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

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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