William Cunnington (1754–31 December 1810) was a pioneering English antiquarian and archaeologist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Year 1754 ( MDCCLIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 1810 ( MDCCCX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year An antiquarian or antiquary is one concerned with Antiquities or things of the past Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos His work centred on excavating the barrows of Salisbury Plain. A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a Mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves Salisbury Plain is a Chalk Plateau in central southern England covering. Along with Richard Colt Hoare, Cunnington was the subject of an exhibition at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in 2003. The museum is the keeper of documentation made by Cunnington at the time of his work.