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Three bowl barrows 720m south-west of Beaulieu Road Station

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8516 / 50°51'5"N

Longitude: -1.5138 / 1°30'49"W

OS Eastings: 434321.938053

OS Northings: 105899.253807

OS Grid: SU343058

Mapcode National: GBR 76Z.G42

Mapcode Global: FRA 76QV.832

Entry Name: Three bowl barrows 720m south-west of Beaulieu Road Station

Scheduled Date: 16 September 1963

Last Amended: 10 September 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012565

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20204

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire


The monument includes three bowl barrows aligned south-south-west to north-
north-east and set on a ridge overlooking Shatterford Bottom. The northern
barrow mound measures 12m in diameter and stands up to 0.6m high. Although no
longer visible at ground level, the ditch, from which material was quarried
during the construction of the monument, survives as a buried feature
represented by a circle of improved grass cover around the base of the mound.
The central barrow measures 16.6m in diameter and is 0.9m high. A hollow in
the centre of the mound suggests early partial excavation of the barrow. A
ditch surrounding the mound survives as a buried feature c.2m wide. The
southern mound is 12m in diameter and 0.6m high and a small central hollow
suggests the site was once partly excavated.

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

Despite evidence for partial excavation the three bowl barrows 720m south-west
of Beaulieu Road Station survive comparatively well within the New Forest, an
area known to have been important for lowland Bronze Age occupation. A
considerable amount of important 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


Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club' in Hampshire Barrows, , Vol. 14, (1938)
Darvill, T, Monument Class Description - Bowl barrows, 1988,

Source: Historic England

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