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Bowl barrow 240m south of Trinity House

A Scheduled Monument in Medstead, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1356 / 51°8'8"N

Longitude: -1.0686 / 1°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 465258.563634

OS Northings: 137786.523055

OS Grid: SU652377

Mapcode National: GBR B82.LNL

Mapcode Global: VHD0V.FQD8

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 240m south of Trinity House

Scheduled Date: 22 June 1962

Last Amended: 25 April 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12151

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Medstead

Built-Up Area: Medstead

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Medstead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a bowl barrow set below the crest of a gentle
north-facing slope. The barrow mound has a diameter of c.30m and
stands to a height of 1.5m when viewed from the south side and 2m from
the west. A surrounding ditch c.5m wide is visible as a low earthwork
0.1m deep to the north-east and west of the mound and survives as a
buried feature elsewhere.
A shallow trench running east-west across the site suggests partial
excavation of the barrow mound, probably in the 19th century.

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 partial excavation of the Trinity House barrow mound, much of
the monument remains intact and survives well. It therefore has
considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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