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Bowl barrow 400m south of Trottsford Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Headley, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.137 / 51°8'13"N

Longitude: -0.848 / 0°50'52"W

OS Eastings: 480695.593425

OS Northings: 138151.115101

OS Grid: SU806381

Mapcode National: GBR C9P.NFK

Mapcode Global: VHDYF.8P28

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 400m south of Trottsford Farm

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1953

Last Amended: 12 April 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12149

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Headley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Headley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

Details

The monument includes a small bowl barrow set on the crest of a steep south-
facing slope. The barrow mound has a maximum diameter of 15m and survives to
a height of 0.3m. A ditch surrounding the 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 Trottsford Farm monument and
the site has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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