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Bowl barrow 200m south west 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: 51.1785 / 51°10'42"N

Longitude: -1.6518 / 1°39'6"W

OS Eastings: 424436.275597

OS Northings: 142200.406028

OS Grid: SU244422

Mapcode National: GBR 61L.36V

Mapcode Global: VHC2W.BM3X

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 200m south west of Andover Lodge: part of a round barrow cemetery in Barrow Field Clumps, Cholderton Park

Scheduled Date: 5 December 1995

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26739

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 22m in diameter and 0.5m high,
surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during its
construction. The ditch can no longer be seen on the surface but survives as
a buried feature approximately 3m wide.

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 200m south west of Andover Lodge is a comparatively well
preserved example of its class surviving, despite the effects of cultivation,
as a visible earthwork. The barrow will contain archaeological remains
providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and
environment.

Source: Historic England

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