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Bowl barrow 340m east of Harford House

A Scheduled Monument in Denny Lodge, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8393 / 50°50'21"N

Longitude: -1.4326 / 1°25'57"W

OS Eastings: 440048.82307

OS Northings: 104571.437659

OS Grid: SU400045

Mapcode National: GBR 778.BM7

Mapcode Global: FRA 76WW.9PJ

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 340m east of Harford House

Scheduled Date: 30 December 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 20270

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Denny Lodge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Details

This monument includes a bowl barrow situated on lowland heath. The barrow
mound measures 5.5m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. A slight hollow
in the centre of the mound suggests previous partial excavation. Although no
longer visible at ground level, a ditch, from which material was quarried
during the construction of the monument, surrounds the barrow mound. This has
become infilled over the years but survives as a buried feature c.1m 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.

Despite evidence for partial excavation, the bowl barrow 340m east of Harford
House retains archaeological information and is one of a widely scattered
group of round barrows within the New Forest, an area known to have been
important in terms of lowland Bronze Age occupation. A considerable amount of
archaeological evidence has survived in this area because of a lack of
agricultural activity, the result of later climatic deterioration, development
of heath and the establishment of a Royal Forest.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
Darvill, T C, Monument Class Descriptions - Bowl Barrows (1988), 1988,
Hampshire County Planning Department, SU40SW6,

Source: Historic England

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