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Two of a dispersed group of round barrows on Weather Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Everleigh, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2599 / 51°15'35"N

Longitude: -1.7147 / 1°42'52"W

OS Eastings: 420003.016067

OS Northings: 151231.240925

OS Grid: SU200512

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z0.Z64

Mapcode Global: VHC2G.7LCJ

Entry Name: Two of a dispersed group of round barrows on Weather Hill

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 22 May 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10055

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Everleigh

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Fittleton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


A saucer barrow with a smaller bowl barrow to the south-west.
1 - A bowl barrow with traces of a ditch and an overall diameter c.22m.
2 - A disc barrow with an overall diameter of 33m (mound 9m diameter, berm
4.5m wide, ditch 4m wide, bank 3.5m wide). The tump is large in relationship
to the whole. (SU20025123)

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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