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Bowl barrow 280m WNW of Wilverley Post

A Scheduled Monument in Burley, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8177 / 50°49'3"N

Longitude: -1.6621 / 1°39'43"W

OS Eastings: 423896.601004

OS Northings: 102068.49779

OS Grid: SU238020

Mapcode National: GBR 65V.LM1

Mapcode Global: FRA 76DY.47R

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 280m WNW of Wilverley Post

Scheduled Date: 13 September 1963

Last Amended: 9 September 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20282

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Burley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Details

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a gentle south-facing slope
overlooking Scrape Bottom. The barrow mound measures 5.5m in diameter and
stands up to 0.7m high. In the centre of the mound is a milestone which is
considered to be part of the history of the monument. The ditch, from which
material was quarried during the construction of the monument, surrounds the
barrow mound. This has become partly infilled over the years but survives as a
slight earthwork 0.8m wide and 0.1m deep.

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 280m west-north-west of Wilverley Post 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.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Darvill, T C, Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows (1988), 1988,
Hampshire County Planning Department, SU20SW27,

Source: Historic England

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