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Bowl barrow 930m west of Cherhill Monument, Cherhill Down.

A Scheduled Monument in Cherhill, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4229 / 51°25'22"N

Longitude: -1.946 / 1°56'45"W

OS Eastings: 403851.380827

OS Northings: 169325.907032

OS Grid: SU038693

Mapcode National: GBR 3VG.LV2

Mapcode Global: VHB43.7H2J

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 930m west of Cherhill Monument, Cherhill Down.

Scheduled Date: 6 December 1956

Last Amended: 4 June 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 19034

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Cherhill

Built-Up Area: Cherhill

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calstone Wellington St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes a small bowl barrow, one of three barrows set on a false
crest towards the west end of a steep sided chalk spur. The barrow mound
survives as a well defined mound 8.2m in diameter and up to 0.5m high. It is
slightly flattened at its summit but appears intact and undisturbed. Although
no longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried
during the construction of the monument, surrounds the mound. This has become
infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature c.1m wide.

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, are funerary monuments
dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most
examples belonging to the period 2400-1500 BC. They were constructed as
earthen or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple
burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often
acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar,
although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form
and a diversity of burial practices. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl
barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring
across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are
a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable
variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of

The bowl barrow 930m west of Cherhill Monument survives well as one of a group
of three round barrows in close proximity to each other at the western end of
Cherhill Down. As one of a group its significance is increased by its
relationship to the other monuments. It has good potential for the recovery
of archaeological material and for environmental evidence relating to the
landscape in which the monument was constructed.

Source: Historic England

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