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Bowl barrow 250m north-west of Flash Pond

A Scheduled Monument in Hythe and Dibden, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8465 / 50°50'47"N

Longitude: -1.4204 / 1°25'13"W

OS Eastings: 440902.937645

OS Northings: 105374.244552

OS Grid: SU409053

Mapcode National: GBR 773.V0F

Mapcode Global: FRA 76XV.NH7

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 250m north-west of Flash Pond

Scheduled Date: 15 July 1963

Last Amended: 3 September 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010291

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12131

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Hythe and Dibden

Built-Up Area: Hythe

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow set on level ground overlooking Flash
Pond. The barrow mound survives to a diameter of 12m and is 1m high.
Surrounding the barrow mound is a ditch from which material was quarried
during the construction of the monument. This has become partly infilled over
the years but survives as a slight earthwork 1.5m across and 0.3m deep. A
hollow dug into the centre of the mound has dimensions of 2m long by 0.5m wide
and 0.3m deep and suggests partial excavation of the site, probably in the
19th century.

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 250m north west of Flash Pond survives comparatively well
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

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