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Bowl barrow 100m north-east of Ipley crossroads

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8644 / 50°51'51"N

Longitude: -1.4518 / 1°27'6"W

OS Eastings: 438673.310843

OS Northings: 107350.833094

OS Grid: SU386073

Mapcode National: GBR 76V.RRV

Mapcode Global: FRA 76VT.87G

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 100m north-east of Ipley crossroads

Scheduled Date: 11 March 1964

Last Amended: 19 December 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12128

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire


The monument includes a bowl barrow set on a south-facing promontory north-
east of Ipley crossroads and in an area of New Forest heathland. The barrow
mound has a diameter of 20m and survives to a maximum height of 1.4m when
viewed from the north side of the monument. The barrow mound is surrounded by
a ditch. This survives as a shallow earthwork feature 4m wide and 0.1m deep
to the west of the mound and as a buried feature on all other sides.
A square brick hut was built on the monument by the Air Ministry. This has
damaged part of the central area of the barrow mound and the surviving
foundations are excluded from the scheduled monument.
The mound and ditch together have a diameter of 28m.

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 some disturbance to the barrow mound, much of the monument remains
intact and thus has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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