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Normanton Down Barrow Group (Centre)

Hob Uid: 219537
Location :
Wiltshire
Wilsford cum Lake
Grid Ref : SU1180041300
Summary : 14 Bronze Age round barrows on Normanton Down survive as earthworks. They form the central group of the Normanton Down round barrow cemetery (Monument Number 1531088). The round barrows were listed individually by Goddard (1913) and Grinsell (1957), as: Wilsford 3-9, 9a, 10-12 and 14-17. The group includes Bush Barrow (Monument Number 943060). The linear barrow cemetery continues to the west (Monument Number 219735) and east (Monument Number 219564). Many of the round barrows were excavated by Sir Richard Colt Hoare in the early 19th century and they were surveyed at a scale of 1:1000 in April 2010 as part of English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. Please see the individual records for specific details about each barrow.
More information : (SU 118412) Tumuli (AT), Bush Barrow (AT). (1)

Normanton Down Barrow Cemetery. A barrow cemetery of 14 barrows with eight bowl barrows, four bell barrows and three disc barrows (Wilsford 3-12, 14-17). The barrows include the Bush Barrow, Wilsford 5 (SU 14 SW 439) and a twin bell barrow, Wilsford 15 and 16 (SU 14 SW 449). Excavations by Colt Hoare located burials, often accompanied by grave goods within eight of the barrows, the remaining barrows were either found to be unproductive or had been opened prior to Colt Hoare's excavations. (2-3)

Group resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

See illustration cards for sections.

The barrows are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, and have been mapped by both RCHME's Salisbury Plain Training Area NMP and EH's Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project. Each barrow is recorded separately. (5)

Most of these barrows were surveyed at a scale of 1:1000 in April 2010 as part of English Heritage's Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. They form the central group of the Normanton Down round barrow cemetery (Monument Number 1531088), which continues to the west (Monument Number 219735) and east (Monument Number 219564). Please see the individual records for specific details about each barrow. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source Number : 2
Source : A history of Wiltshire: volume 1, part 1
Source details : Grinsell, LV. Archaeological Gazetteer
Page(s) : 196 FF
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Source Number : 3
Source : The ancient history of Wiltshire
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Page(s) : 201-5
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 23-NOV-70
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Source Number : 5
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : English Heritage: Stonehenge WHS Mapping Project
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Source Number : 6
Source : Research Department Report Series
Source details : Barrett, K & Bowden, M 2010 Normanton Down. Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project. Archaeological Survey Report. RDRS 90/2010. Swindon: English Heritage.
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Vol(s) : 90-2010
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Source : SU 14 SW 39 (Normanton Down Barrow Group, SU 1141) and 78 (1969)
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Source : SU 14 SW 39 and 48 (Normanton Down Barrow Group, SU 1241) (1970)/Antiquity Model
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Barrow Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 855
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 856
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 857
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External Cross Reference Number : 858
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 859
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 860
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External Cross Reference Number : 861
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 849
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 67
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 850
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 851
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External Cross Reference Number : 852
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External Cross Reference Number : 853
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External Cross Reference Number : 854
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External Cross Reference Number : 862
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External Cross Reference Number : 863
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10317
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10470
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 14 SW 39
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 219735
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 219654
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 219908
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 219564
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 219829
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Associated Monuments : 943184
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Associated Monuments : 943053
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Associated Monuments : 943060
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Associated Monuments : 943168
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Associated Monuments : 943176
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Associated Monuments : 943179
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Associated Monuments : 943180
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Associated Monuments : 943187
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Associated Monuments : 943188
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Associated Monuments : 943057
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Associated Monuments : 943061
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Associated Monuments : 943178
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Associated Monuments : 943183
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Associated Monuments : 943186
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
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Associated Activities : Primary, BUSH BARROW AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
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End Date : 1723-12-31
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Start Date : 1718-01-01
End Date : 1723-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
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End Date : 1725-12-31
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End Date : 1725-12-31
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Start Date : 1722-01-01
End Date : 1722-12-31
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Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BUSH BARROW AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1805-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
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End Date : 1810-12-31
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End Date : 1810-12-31
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End Date : 1810-12-31
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End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
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End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
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End Date : 1810-12-31
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Activity type : EXCAVATION
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End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1804-01-01
End Date : 1804-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1804-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1804-01-01
End Date : 1810-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BUSH BARROW AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1808-01-01
End Date : 1808-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1856-01-01
End Date : 1856-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, AMONG NORMANTON GROUP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1935-01-01
End Date : 1936-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 14 SW 39
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-11-23
End Date : 1970-11-23
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: SALISBURY PLAIN TRAINING AREA NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1994-12-01
End Date : 1995-08-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS MAPPING PROJECT NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2001-02-01
End Date : 2001-07-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: STONEHENGE WHS LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2013-12-31