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Three round barrows west of Netheravon Aerodrome

A Scheduled Monument in Figheldean, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2386 / 51°14'18"N

Longitude: -1.7831 / 1°46'59"W

OS Eastings: 415240.330677

OS Northings: 148843.195343

OS Grid: SU152488

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZB.61L

Mapcode Global: VHB55.14QB

Entry Name: Three round barrows west of Netheravon Aerodrome

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1965

Last Amended: 31 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10133

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Figheldean

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Figheldean St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

Three small bowl barrows in a heavily wooded area.
1 - A bowl barrow c.20m overall diameter, now covered with large trees and
scrub. (SU15234880)
2 - A bowl barrow with traces of a ditch and an overall diameter of c.29m.
There are now many large trees around the edge. (SU15244885)
3 - A bowl barrow c.17m overall diameter, now covered in large trees and
vegetation. (SU15274888)

MAP EXTRACT
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

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
important.

Source: Historic England

Sources

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

Source: Historic England

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