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Bowl barrow 260m SSW of Laundry Bungalows

A Scheduled Monument in Amport, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1754 / 51°10'31"N

Longitude: -1.6665 / 1°39'59"W

OS Eastings: 423406.812373

OS Northings: 141844.078718

OS Grid: SU234418

Mapcode National: GBR 61K.CGJ

Mapcode Global: VHC2W.2QBB

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 260m SSW of Laundry Bungalows

Scheduled Date: 12 March 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1013980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26744

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Amport

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Cholderton

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury


The monument includes a bowl barrow, part of a small linear group of barrows
which lie on a gentle south facing slope to the south of Cholderton Park.
The barrow has a mound 24m in diameter and 0.4m high. Surrounding this is the
barrow ditch from which material to construct the mound was quarried. Although
no longer visible on the surface, the ditch 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 260m SSW of Laundry Bungalows is, despite erosion by
cultivation, a comparatively well preserved example of its class. The barrow
exhibits a recognisable profile and will contain archaeological remains
providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and

Source: Historic England

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