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Bowl barrow 125m north-east of South View Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Over Wallop, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.164 / 51°9'50"N

Longitude: -1.6197 / 1°37'11"W

OS Eastings: 426685.433736

OS Northings: 140601.747949

OS Grid: SU266406

Mapcode National: GBR 61M.Z65

Mapcode Global: VHC32.W02G

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 125m north-east of South View Farm

Scheduled Date: 11 November 1970

Last Amended: 19 October 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1012997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12119

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Over Wallop

Built-Up Area: Palestine

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Over Wallop St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated below the crest of a
gentle south-facing slope. The barrow mound survives to a height of
c.1m and has a maximum diameter of 25m. A section of ditch survives on
the north-west and west sides of the mound to a width of 3m and a
depth of c.0.2m. Where no ditch is visible as an earthwork, it
survives as a below ground feature.

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

Source: Historic England


01 Feb 1990, Mr G E Biles, (1990)

Source: Historic England

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