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Two bowl barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge: part of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Broughton, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0832 / 51°4'59"N

Longitude: -1.5625 / 1°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 430739.578054

OS Northings: 131634.613569

OS Grid: SU307316

Mapcode National: GBR 62W.1S7

Mapcode Global: FRA 76M8.136

Entry Name: Two bowl barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge: part of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1969

Last Amended: 16 February 1996

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1014844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 26781

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

Details

The monument includes two ditched bowl barrows, the most southerly part 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.
Both barrows have mounds which have previously been recorded as being 25m in
diameter and which now survive to a height of c.0.3m. Surrounding each mound
is a ditch which, although not visible on the surface, will survive as a
buried feature c.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

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
protection.

The bowl barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge are, despite erosion by cultivation,
still recognisable examples of their class and will contain archaeological
remains providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and
environment.

Source: Historic England

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