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Bowl barrow 700m west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8728 / 50°52'22"N

Longitude: -1.4849 / 1°29'5"W

OS Eastings: 436336.824158

OS Northings: 108273.351367

OS Grid: SU363082

Mapcode National: GBR 76T.9D3

Mapcode Global: FRA 76SS.MBG

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 700m west of Foxhill Farm. Part of Foxhill round barrow cemetery

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20221

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
3m in diameter and stands up to 0.2m high. Although no longer visible at
ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried during the
construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has become
infilled over the years and survives as a buried feature c.1m wide.

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 contains 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

Other
Darvill, T.C., Monument Class Description - Round Barrow Cemeteries, 1988,

Source: Historic England

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