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Seven Barrows: a barrow cemetery west of Clarendon Hill Reservoir

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2369 / 51°14'12"N

Longitude: -1.6887 / 1°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 421831.32136

OS Northings: 148684.746479

OS Grid: SU218486

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZF.CWD

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.P54L

Entry Name: Seven Barrows: a barrow cemetery west of Clarendon Hill Reservoir

Scheduled Date: 11 September 1963

Last Amended: 3 January 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10206

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a group of seven bowl barrows arranged as a linear group
of five barrows orientated north-south with two outliers to the east. The
barrows form the Seven Barrows bowl barrow cemetery.
The barrows range in diameter from 12m to 35m and survive in a good state of
preservation.

MAP EXTRACT
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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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