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Bowl barrow 250m west of the junction of the A32 and Fawley Lane, part of The Jumps round barrow cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Froxfield and Privett, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0486 / 51°2'54"N

Longitude: -1.0511 / 1°3'3"W

OS Eastings: 466610.865612

OS Northings: 128121.811521

OS Grid: SU666281

Mapcode National: GBR B97.537

Mapcode Global: FRA 86PB.VQL

Entry Name: Bowl barrow 250m west of the junction of the A32 and Fawley Lane, part of The Jumps round barrow cemetery

Scheduled Date: 18 July 2000

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32554

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Froxfield and Privett

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: West Tisted St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Winchester


The monument includes a bowl barrow inconspicuously situated on a slight,
south facing chalk slope 250m west of the junction of the A32 and Fawley Lane,
near West Tisted. It forms part of a round barrow cemetery of probable Bronze
Age date (2000-700 BC), known locally as The Jumps or The Devil's Jumps. Seven
additional barrows which also form part of the cemetery, situated 75m to the
south west and 125m-300m to the east, are the subject of separate schedulings.
The bowl barrow includes a slightly oval shaped mound with a maximum diameter
of 40m where it spreads down the slope. Its height was originally recorded by
the Ordnance Survey in 1910 as 1.2m, but it has been considerably lowered and
spread by modern ploughing and now survives to a height of 0.4m. There is no
visible trace of a surrounding quarry ditch, although this will survive as a
buried feature, approximately 2m wide. Further buried remains associated with
the original use of the monument, including burials, grave pits and grave
goods, can be expected to survive beneath the mound.

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

Round barrow cemeteries date to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They comprise
closely-spaced groups of up to 30 round barrows - rubble or earthen mounds
covering single or multiple burials. Most cemeteries developed over a
considerable period of time, often many centuries, and in some cases acted as
a focus for burials as late as the early medieval period. They exhibit
considerable diversity of burial rite, plan and form, frequently including
several different types of round barrow, occasionally associated with earlier
long barrows. Where large scale investigation has been undertaken around them,
contemporary or later "flat" burials between the barrow mounds have often been
revealed. Round barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a
marked concentration in Wessex. In some cases, they are clustered around other
important contemporary monuments such as henges. Often occupying prominent
locations, they are a major historic element in the modern landscape, whilst
their diversity and their longevity as a monument type provide important
information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early
prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period
and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are
considered worthy of protection.

Bowl barrows are the most numerous form of round barrow and date from the Late
Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age, with most examples belonging to the
period 2400-1500 BC. The bowl barrow 250m west of the junction of the A32 and
Fawley Lane survives reasonably well despite some later disturbance. Along
with the other barrows in the cemetery, it can be expected to retain important
archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to the monument and
the landscape in which it was constructed.

Source: Historic England

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