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Two bowl barrows north of Hoe Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9528 / 50°57'10"N

Longitude: -1.1916 / 1°11'29"W

OS Eastings: 456880.700054

OS Northings: 117356.649189

OS Grid: SU568173

Mapcode National: GBR 98W.5KH

Mapcode Global: FRA 86DL.FLR

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows north of Hoe Farm

Scheduled Date: 4 November 1954

Last Amended: 17 December 1990

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 12142

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Bishops Waltham

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Waltham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Details

The monument includes two bowl barrows surviving as earthworks and set
on a gentle south-facing slope. The two barrow mounds are c.25m apart
and are aligned NW-SE. The northern barrow mound has a maximum
diameter of 35m and survives to a height of 3.5m. The southern mound
is 27m in diameter and 1.3m high. Both are surrounded by ditches c.5m
wide and which survive as buried features.

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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 monument and the
site has considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Historic England

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