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KILL BARROW

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A Neolithic long barrow Long barrow on Chapperton Down. The barrow was designated as Tilshead 1 by Grinsell and survives as an earthwork. A survey of the barrow carried out by RCHME field staff in January 1995 as part of the Salisbury Plain Training Area project found it comprising a slightly ovoid mound, orientated southeast, with a squared southeast end and surviving to a height of 2 metres high. It is 39 metres long and 18 metres wide, and only traces of the side ditches remain. That to the southwest has been almost ploughed down by a `celtic' field system that encroaches on the mound, while that to the northeast has been incorporated in a linear boundary. Excavations by J Thurnam in 1865 located primary deposit of several primary imperfectly burnt skeletons. Two secondary inhumations were also found, these are thought to be either Roman or Saxon in date.

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