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Bowl barrow 50m south of Hogmoor Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Whitehill, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.103 / 51°6'10"N

Longitude: -0.8699 / 0°52'11"W

OS Eastings: 479216.883779

OS Northings: 134356.114223

OS Grid: SU792343

Mapcode National: GBR CB1.NWD

Mapcode Global: VHDYL.VJYR

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 50m south of Hogmoor Lodge

Scheduled Date: 19 April 1956

Last Amended: 9 May 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013048

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12154

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Whitehill

Built-Up Area: Bordon

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Blackmoor and Whitehill; St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Details

The monument includes one of a pair of bowl barrows set on a ridge-top now
occupied by a housing estate and public amenities. The barrow mound survives
to a diameter of 20m and is 2m high. A ditch surrounds the mound, no
longer visible at ground level but surviving as a buried feature c.3m wide.
An irregular surface on the top of the mound suggests partial excavation,
possibly in the 19th century. The areas east and south of the barrow mound
which lie under adjacent roads are considered part of the scheduling although
the metalled surfaces are excluded.

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 some evidence for partial excavation of the Hogmoor Lodge barrow
mound, much of the monument remains intact and survives well. It therefore
has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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