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Bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge: one of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Broughton, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.084 / 51°5'2"N

Longitude: -1.5643 / 1°33'51"W

OS Eastings: 430616.918144

OS Northings: 131723.382003

OS Grid: SU306317

Mapcode National: GBR 62P.TKV

Mapcode Global: FRA 76M8.0FT

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge: one of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1969

Last Amended: 16 February 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26779

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Broughton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Broughton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a ditched bowl barrow, the most northerly of a linear
group of four barrows, aligned north west-south east, which lie on the crest
of Broughton Hill overlooking the valley of the Wallop Brook to the north
The barrow has a mound 23m in diameter and a maximum of 2.2m high. The upper
part of the south side of the mound has been dug away creating a roughly level
platform measuring 10m (east-west) by 6m. Where dug away the barrow mound
survives to a height of c.1.2m, although there are indications of a more
central disturbance, possibly resulting from unrecorded antiquarian
excavation. Surrounding the mound is a ditch which, although not visible on
the surface, will survive as a buried feature c.3m wide.

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

The bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge is, despite the truncation of the
southern side of the mound, a comparatively well preserved example of its
class and will contain archaeological remains providing information about
Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.

Source: Historic England

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