Uncovering a major Bronze Age barrow cemetery at Netherhampton Road, Salisbury

Date & Time

20 Mar 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Steve Bush

In 2023, Cotswold Archaeology excavated a site with a dozen round barrows of probable Beaker and Early Bronze Age date ahead of a new residential development between the village of Netherhampton and the Harnham suburb of south Salisbury. Unlike the well-preserved earthworks of Salisbury Plain and Cranborne Chase nearly all of the barrows have been ploughed flat.  The cemetery is made up of various clusters of barrows and is unusual in that it spreads across the slope of the chalk downs and onto the valley floor of the River Nadder. This project has now progressed to the post-excavation analysis stage, this talk will cover the preliminary results of these investigations.

Venue: St. Johns Place, Lower Rd, Bemerton, Salisbury SP2 9NP

Tickets: FREE, no need to book. Donations are encouraged and go towards the maintenance of the community center

Drinks will also be for sale.

View of the five barrows under excavation on site
View of the five barrows under excavation on site

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