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Bowl barrow 100m south east of Lower Bordean Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Langrish, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0168 / 51°1'0"N

Longitude: -1.0117 / 1°0'42"W

OS Eastings: 469418.911996

OS Northings: 124624.83791

OS Grid: SU694246

Mapcode National: GBR B9P.323

Mapcode Global: FRA 86RF.KMR

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 100m south east of Lower Bordean Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1999

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 30260

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Langrish

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Langrish St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth


The monument includes a bowl barrow situated 100m south east of Lower Bordean
Farm at the base of a shallow valley. The barrow is one of an original group
of five, three of which survive; the other two surviving barrows in the group
are the subject of a separate scheduling. This barrow has been disturbed by
ploughing on its southern side and truncated at its northern end by the
construction of a road. The surviving portion consists of a low spread ovoid
mound measuring approximately 27m east to west, 24m north to south and a
maximum of 2m in height situated against the northern boundary of a field.
Adjacent to the mound on all but the northern side is the quarry ditch from
which material was taken for the barrow's construction. This has been infilled
over the years but survives as a buried feature approximately 2m wide.

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

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 100m south east of Lower Bordean Farm survives well as a
substantial earthwork despite some disturbance from ploughing and the
construction of a road immediately to the north. The barrow represents an
important survival in a relatively low-lying location which has been subject
to intense agricultural usage. The remains of the barrow will retain
archaeological information relating to its construction and use. In addition
the old land surface sealed beneath the mound is likely to contain
environmental evidence pertaining to the landscape in which it was
constructed. Together with other barrows in the vicinity, the barrow will
contribute to a detailed insight into burial and ritual practices in the area
during the Bronze Age.

Source: Historic England


RCHME, NMR No. SU 62 SE 4,

Source: Historic England

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