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Disc barrow: one of a group of six round barrows, Sheepbridge Road, Sling Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1987 / 51°11'55"N

Longitude: -1.7271 / 1°43'37"W

OS Eastings: 419160.203046

OS Northings: 144426.575225

OS Grid: SU191444

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZS.VHH

Mapcode Global: VHC2V.04SC

Entry Name: Disc barrow: one of a group of six round barrows, Sheepbridge Road, Sling Camp

Scheduled Date: 27 January 1965

Last Amended: 8 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10263

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

A disc barrow c.48m overall diameter. The mound is 14m diameter, the berm
8-10m wide and the ditch 4m wide. The outer bank is not traceable and it is
destroyed in south by road.

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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