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Bowl barrow 560m ENE of Pottern Ford

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8663 / 50°51'58"N

Longitude: -1.4747 / 1°28'28"W

OS Eastings: 437065.743944

OS Northings: 107548.790176

OS Grid: SU370075

Mapcode National: GBR 76V.L05

Mapcode Global: FRA 76ST.C9X

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 560m ENE of Pottern Ford

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1016523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 30266

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Colbury Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a plateau approximately 560m
ENE of Pottern Ford. The barrow has a sub-circular mound approximately 12m in
diameter and 1.1m in height with a surrounding quarry ditch up to 0.3m in
depth and a maximum of 1.5m in width.

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 560m ENE of Pottern Ford survives well and will retain
archaeological information relating to its construction and use. In addition
the old land surface preserved beneath the mound is likely to contain
environmental evidence pertaining to the contemporary landscape within which
the monument 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 30 NE 42, (1997)
Moss, E, Ipley Inclosure at approx SU 372 075 - Gulliver's Barrow, (1997)

Source: Historic England

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