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Bowl barrow 20m south 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: 51.0837 / 51°5'1"N

Longitude: -1.5632 / 1°33'47"W

OS Eastings: 430688.19128

OS Northings: 131691.914893

OS Grid: SU306316

Mapcode National: GBR 62P.TX8

Mapcode Global: FRA 76M8.0V0

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 20m south 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: 1013977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26780

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, one 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 east.
The barrow has a flat topped mound 22m in diameter and 2.5m high. Surrounding
the mound is a ditch which, although not visible on the surface, will survive
as a buried feature c.3m wide.
Excluded from the scheduling are all fence posts, although the ground beneath
them is included.

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 20m south west of Hill Lodge is a 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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