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Bowl barrow 740m west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8731 / 50°52'23"N

Longitude: -1.4856 / 1°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 436287.359807

OS Northings: 108306.680574

OS Grid: SU362083

Mapcode National: GBR 76T.37L

Mapcode Global: FRA 76SS.M1K

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 740m west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

Scheduled Date: 16 September 1963

Last Amended: 12 June 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20219

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Colbury Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

Details

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the brow of a south facing
slope overlooking the valley of the River Beaulieu. The barrow mound measures
8m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high. A shallow hollow on the summit may
be the result of an early excavation. A ditch, from which material was
quarried during the construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound.
This has become partly infilled over the years but survives as a slight
earthwork 1m wide and 0.2m deep on all sides except the east where dumping has
buried the ditch and obscured the profile of the mound.

MAP EXTRACT
The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Round barrow cemeteries date to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They comprise
closely-spaced groups of up to 30 round barrows - rubble or earthen mounds
covering single or multiple burials. Most cemeteries developed over a
considerable period of time, often many centuries, and in some cases acted as
a focus for burials as late as the early medieval period. They exhibit
considerable diversity of burial rite, plan and form, frequently including
several different types of round barrow, occasionally associated with earlier
long barrows. Where large scale investigation has been undertaken around them,
contemporary or later "flat" burials between the barrow mounds have often been
revealed. Round barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a
marked concentration in Wessex. In some cases, they are clustered around other
important contemporary monuments such as henges. Often occupying prominent
locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape, whilst
their diversity and their longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

The Foxhill round barrow cemetery has the largest number of surviving barrows
in any cemetery within the New Forest. Although some of the barrow mounds
have been reduced in size or partially disturbed, all of the barrows retain
undisturbed remains and the cemetery as a whole has considerable
archaeological potential. The New Forest region is known to have been
important in terms of lowland Bronze Age occupation and a considerable amount
of archaeological evidence has survived because of a lack of agricultural
activity, the result of later climatic deterioration, development of heath and
the establishment of a Royal Forest.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club' in Hampshire Barrows, , Vol. 14, (1938)
Other
Darvill, T.C., Monument Class Description - Round Barrow Cemeteries, 1988,

Source: Historic England

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