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Long barrow north of Robin Hood Ball Clump

A Scheduled Monument in Shrewton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2188 / 51°13'7"N

Longitude: -1.8457 / 1°50'44"W

OS Eastings: 410871.56256

OS Northings: 146636.485385

OS Grid: SU108466

Mapcode National: GBR 3Y3.G67

Mapcode Global: VHB53.YMMH

Entry Name: Long barrow north of Robin Hood Ball Clump

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10124

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Shrewton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Netheravon All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A long barrow, 30m along the west-north-west/east-south-east axis by 25m wide.
Partial excavation in 1984 found deep side ditches of more than one phase of
construction and a shallower end ditch.

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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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