A Bowl Barrow and Three Bell Barrows Forming Part of the Cursus Round Barrow Cemetery

Wiltshire

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Early 20th Century

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Wiltshire Council

Parish

Amesbury

Parliamentary Constituency

Salisbury

Grid Reference

SE118118 (411789, 142783)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1836, -1.83131

Nearest Postcode

SP4 7DE

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Notes

An early 20th century pistol range survives as slight earthworks. Aerial photographs taken in 1921 show it comprised a butt to the west and a row of six shootings pens to the east. The site was dismantled shortly after the Second World War and the site ploughed. The surviving earthworks comprise a slight rectangular north / south hollow, which would have been in front (immediately east) of the butts, with a corresponding scarp facing it circa 15m to the east marking the line of shooting pens. The pistol range was constructed between the Cursus round barrows (Monument Number 219681) and the southern bank of the Stonehenge Cursus (Monument Number 219546) and was associated with military training at Larkhill. The earthworks were surveyed by English Heritage in 2010 at a scale of 1:1000 as part of the Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project.

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