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Bowl barrow 345m east of Old Rectory

A Scheduled Monument in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2212 / 51°13'16"N

Longitude: -1.6606 / 1°39'37"W

OS Eastings: 423801.778783

OS Northings: 146946.49906

OS Grid: SU238469

Mapcode National: GBR 610.70Z

Mapcode Global: VHC2P.5KHN

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 345m east of Old Rectory

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1990

Last Amended: 3 January 1997

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1015483

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10208

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a small bowl barrow situated on the crest of a steep
slope. This barrow is now a grassy mound c.7m overall diameter with no trace
of a ditch.

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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