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Bowl barrow in Albert Road

A Scheduled Monument in Knellwood, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2842 / 51°17'3"N

Longitude: -0.7488 / 0°44'55"W

OS Eastings: 487357.208001

OS Northings: 154636.699023

OS Grid: SU873546

Mapcode National: GBR D9D.HHK

Mapcode Global: VHDXP.ZZ0F

Entry Name: Bowl barrow in Albert Road

Scheduled Date: 23 September 1954

Last Amended: 25 April 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12158

County: Hampshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Knellwood

Built-Up Area: Farnborough

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Farnborough St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow set on a ridge top and located
within a private garden. The barrow mound is 30m in diameter and
stands to a height of c.2m. A ditch surrounds the mound and survives
as a buried feature c.3m wide. Traces of this were discovered while
digging foundations for a garage immediately north-east of the barrow
mound. This area is excluded from the scheduling.

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.

There is no evidence for formal excavation of the Albert Road
monument and the site has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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