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Disc barrow south of Bulford Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1821 / 51°10'55"N

Longitude: -1.7357 / 1°44'8"W

OS Eastings: 418568.026

OS Northings: 142568.528479

OS Grid: SU185425

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.S08

Mapcode Global: VHB5C.VKR6

Entry Name: Disc barrow south of Bulford Camp

Scheduled Date: 14 January 1976

Last Amended: 8 March 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10284

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


A disc barrow situated in grassland c.200m north-west of the modern A303/A3028
junction. It has an overall diameter of c.21m and retains slight traces of a
ditch and bank. The barrow mound is 10m in diameter and 0.75m high.

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 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.

There are 34 recorded examples of disc barrows, funerary monuments
dating to the early Bronze Age, recorded in the Salisbury Plain
Training Area. As a monument type disc barrows are sufficiently rare
nationally that, unless severely damaged, all examples would normally
be considered to be of national importance.

Source: Historic England

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