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Bowl barrow north of Ferny Crofts

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8541 / 50°51'14"N

Longitude: -1.4774 / 1°28'38"W

OS Eastings: 436881.208942

OS Northings: 106194.75609

OS Grid: SU368061

Mapcode National: GBR 770.C9S

Mapcode Global: FRA 76SV.48K

Entry Name: Bowl barrow north of Ferny Crofts

Scheduled Date: 8 April 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1009919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20214

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Details

This monument includes a bowl barrow and a short length of field boundary
situated on the brow of a north-east facing hillslope overlooking the valley
of the River Beaulieu. The barrow mound measures 5.5m in diameter and stands
up to 0.5m high. A ditch, from which material was quarried during the
construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has become
largely infilled over the years but it is visible as a slight earthwork 1.2m
wide and up to 0.2m deep on the west side of the mound. The field boundary
abuts the barrow on its north-eastern edge.

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

Bowl barrows, the most numerous form of round barrow, are funerary monuments
dating from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most
examples belonging to the period 2400-1500 BC. They were constructed as
earthen or rubble mounds, sometimes ditched, which covered single or multiple
burials. They occur either in isolation or grouped as cemeteries and often
acted as a focus for burials in later periods. Often superficially similar,
although differing widely in size, they exhibit regional variations in form
and a diversity of burial practices. There are over 10,000 surviving bowl
barrows recorded nationally (many more have already been destroyed), occurring
across most of lowland Britain. Often occupying prominent locations, they are
a major historic element in the modern landscape and their considerable
variation of form and longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisations amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of
protection.

The bowl barrow north of Ferny Crofts survives within the New Forest, an area
which is known to have been important in terms of lowland Bronze Age
occupation. A considerable amount of archaeological evidence has survived in
this area 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, MPP Single Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows,
Hampshire County Planning Department, SU 30 NE 4,

Source: Historic England

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