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Boundary earthwork and associated bowl barrow on Windmill Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2569 / 51°15'24"N

Longitude: -1.6483 / 1°38'53"W

OS Eastings: 424639.1554

OS Northings: 150915.7249

OS Grid: SU246509

Mapcode National: GBR 60M.42Y

Mapcode Global: VHC2H.CNZV

Entry Name: Boundary earthwork and associated bowl barrow on Windmill Hill

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1965

Last Amended: 19 January 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010288

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10069

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


Two sections of a boundary earthwork presumed to be of Late Bronze Age/Early
Iron Age date and an associated bowl barrow. The southern section of the
linear earthwork is in a better state of preservation than the northern
which is visible as a slight ditch and bank in a modern arable field.
The monument includes: -
1 - A boundary earthwork with a ditch 6m wide with a slight bank 4m wide on
the east side.
2 - A bowl barrow 16m overall diameter, with the ditch visible in only the
north-east quadrant. The barrow has been damaged by military activity.

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.
Boundary earthworks which include linear earthworks, so called ranch
boundaries, dykes and cross ridge dykes are particularly well preserved in the
Salisbury Plain Training Area. They provide important evidence of prehistoric
landholdings, land reorganisation and changing agricultural practices through

Source: Historic England


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

Source: Historic England

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