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Bowl barrow 310m north of Leydene House

A Scheduled Monument in East Meon, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9692 / 50°58'9"N

Longitude: -1.0327 / 1°1'57"W

OS Eastings: 468014.703358

OS Northings: 119306.89251

OS Grid: SU680193

Mapcode National: GBR BB7.3QV

Mapcode Global: FRA 86QK.3GZ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 310m north of Leydene House

Scheduled Date: 20 June 1950

Last Amended: 17 April 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12147

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: East Meon

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: East Meon All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow on Salt Hill, set just below the
crest of a steep east-facing slope. The barrow mound stands to a
height of 1m and is 14m in diameter. A ditch surrounding the barrow
mound is no longer visible at ground level but survives as a buried
feature c.3m wide.

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 Salt Hill barrow and the
site has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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