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Bowl barrow north of Fulliford Bog

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8771 / 50°52'37"N

Longitude: -1.5175 / 1°31'3"W

OS Eastings: 434041.613974

OS Northings: 108728.177749

OS Grid: SU340087

Mapcode National: GBR 76L.TC7

Mapcode Global: FRA 76QS.6MK

Entry Name: Bowl barrow north of Fulliford Bog

Scheduled Date: 10 July 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20313

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


This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on the northern edge of
Fulliford Bog. The barrow mound measures 5m in diameter and stands up to
0.35m high. Surrounding the mound is a ditch from which material was quarried
during the construction of the barrow. This has become partly infilled over
the years but survives as a slight earthwork 1m wide and 0.1m deep.

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

The bowl barrow north of Fulliford Bog survives comparatively well within the
New Forest, an area 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. Furthermore, the monument survives in close proximity to a Roman

Source: Historic England


Hampshire County Planning Department, SU30NW9,

Source: Historic England

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