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Two bowl barrows 500m south west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8698 / 50°52'11"N

Longitude: -1.4804 / 1°28'49"W

OS Eastings: 436660.040863

OS Northings: 107938.566981

OS Grid: SU366079

Mapcode National: GBR 76T.JJG

Mapcode Global: FRA 76SS.WLW

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows 500m south west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

Scheduled Date: 16 September 1963

Last Amended: 11 June 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20217

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 two bowl barrows situated within a Forestry Commission
Plantation on a south facing slope overlooking the valley of the River
Beaulieu. The northern barrow mound measures 8.5m in diameter and stands up
to 1m high. A ditch, from which material was quarried during construction of
the monument, survives as a slight earthwork 1.5m wide and 0.3m deep around
the north and west parts of the mound and as a buried feature elsewhere. The
second barrow lies five metres to the south and survives as a slight rise of
indeterminate shape. Although no longer visible at ground level the quarry
ditch survives as a buried feature 1m wide around the circumference 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, (1938), 360
Grinsell, L V, 'Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club' in Hampshire Barrows, (1938)
Other
Darvill, T.C., Monument Class Description - Round Barrow Cemeteries, 1988,
Darvill, T.C., Monument Class Description - Round Barrow Cemeteries, 1988,

Source: Historic England

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