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Bowl barrow on Church Moor, 700m north of Long Pond

A Scheduled Monument in Burley, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8245 / 50°49'28"N

Longitude: -1.7217 / 1°43'17"W

OS Eastings: 419700.534623

OS Northings: 102805.478179

OS Grid: SU197028

Mapcode National: GBR 54F.9JN

Mapcode Global: FRA 768X.K2Q

Entry Name: Bowl barrow on Church Moor, 700m north of Long Pond

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1969

Last Amended: 17 December 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12134

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Burley

Built-Up Area: Burley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow set below the crest of a gently east-
facing slope in an area of New Forest heathland. The barrow mound has a
diameter of 13.5m and stands to a height of 1.3m. Surrounding the mound is a
ditch 1.5m wide and 0.2m deep.
A hollow in the centre of the monument is 3.5m across and may suggest partial
excavation of the site, probably in the 19th century.
The mound and ditch together have a diameter of 16.5m.

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.

Despite partial excavation of the barrow mound, much of the monument remains
intact and therefore has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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