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Bulford Longbarrow

Long Barrow


Details of Long Barrow on Pastscape

A Neolithic long barrow 250m south of Watergate Farm buildings at Longbarrow Clump. The barrow mound is 47m long, 27m wide and is flanked on both sides by a ditch which survive as a buried features up to 8m wide. It is visible as an earthwork, covered by trees, on aerial photographs.

(SU 16364304) Long Barrow (AT). (1)
Grinsell's 1. Length 133ft, width 60ft, height 7 1/2ft. Orientated E-W, ditches obliterated. (2)
Not recorded by Hoare, or shown on his map. (3)
A long barrow, as measured and described by Grinsell. It is on the slight northern slope of an arable field but the mound is
not being cut into during current ploughing. Surveyed at 1:2500. (4)
Barrow originally recorded as Bulford 1 by Goddard. (5)
The long barrow is visible on aerial photographs, as an earthwork covered by trees. It has been mapped by both RCHME's Salisbury Plain Training Area NMP and EH's Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project. (7-8)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" Prov.
( 2) General reference Victoria County History: Wiltshire 1 1957 p139
( 3) General reference Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine 38 1913-4 p387
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 NVQ 13-JUN-69
( 5) General reference Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 38 1913-14 p215
( 6) General reference English Heritage Schedule Entry 03/01/1997
( 7) Vertical aerial photograph reference number NMR SU 1643/8-9 (CCC 5203/05660-1) 09-FEB-1934
( 8) Vertical aerial photograph reference number NMR OS/70067 205-7 03-MAY-1970
Chance Posted by Chance
7th August 2012ce

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