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Bowl barrow 620m north east of the Lodge

A Scheduled Monument in Brockenhurst, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8148 / 50°48'53"N

Longitude: -1.6055 / 1°36'19"W

OS Eastings: 427887.08436

OS Northings: 101762.996328

OS Grid: SU278017

Mapcode National: GBR 65X.WCZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 76JY.8B4

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 620m north east of the Lodge

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 30265

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Brockenhurst

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Brockenhurst St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a plateau approximately 620m
north east of the Lodge. The barrow has a sub-circular mound approximately 9m
in diameter and a maximum of 1.3m in height. Slight traces of an external
quarry ditch are indicated by depressions up to 0.2m in depth and 1m in width
on the south western and north eastern sides. This will survive elsewhere as a
buried feature. The barrow has been disturbed on its north western side by
digging. The generally waterlogged conditions in which the barrow survives are
conducive to the preservation of archaeological remains and evidence for the
later prehistoric environment in which the barrow was constructed.

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 620m north east of The Lodge survives particularly well and
despite some limited disturbance from both tree planting and excavation will
retain archaeological information relating to its construction and use. In
addition the old land surface preserved beneath the mound is likely to contain
well preserved environmental evidence pertaining to the contemporary landscape
within which the barrow was constructed. This is one of over 200 well
preserved round barrows surviving in the New Forest, which together will
provide a detailed insight into its later prehistoric occupation and use.

Source: Historic England


Hampshire County Council, SU 20 SE 21, (1985)

Source: Historic England

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