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Bowl barrow 130m WSW of Andover Lodge: part of a round barrow cemetery in Barrow Field Clumps, Cholderton Park

A Scheduled Monument in Amport, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1792 / 51°10'44"N

Longitude: -1.6511 / 1°39'3"W

OS Eastings: 424483.884106

OS Northings: 142271.592703

OS Grid: SU244422

Mapcode National: GBR 61L.3C0

Mapcode Global: VHC2W.BMHF

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 130m WSW of Andover Lodge: part of a round barrow cemetery in Barrow Field Clumps, Cholderton Park

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1981

Last Amended: 13 February 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26738

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Amport

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Cholderton

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, part of a cemetery containing at least
12 round barrows which lie on level ground close to the Andover Lodge of
Cholderton Park. The barrow has a mound 20m in diameter and 1.5m high with
signs of surface disturbance on the north side. The mound is surrounded by a
ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. Although no
longer visible on the surface, the ditch exists as a buried feature
approximately 3m wide.
Excluded from the scheduling are all fence posts, although the ground beneath
these features is included.

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

Round barrow cemeteries date to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They comprise
closely-spaced groups of up to 30 round barrows - rubble or earthen mounds
covering single or multiple burials. Most cemeteries developed over a
considerable period of time, often many centuries, and in some cases acted as
a focus for burials as late as the early medieval period. They exhibit
considerable diversity of burial rite, plan and form, frequently including
several different types of round barrow, occasionally associated with earlier
long barrows. Where large scale investigation has been undertaken around them,
contemporary or later "flat" burials between the barrow mounds have often been
revealed. Round barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a
marked concentration in Wessex. In some cases, they are clustered around other
important contemporary monuments such as henges. Often occupying prominent
locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape, whilst
their diversity and their longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

The bowl barrow 130m WSW of the Andover Lodge in Barrow Field Clump is a well
preserved example of its class. Although the ditch can no longer be seen as a
surface feature, the barrow exhibits a largely original profile and will
contain archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial
practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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