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Long barrow in Round Clump

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Long barrow in Round Clump

List entry Number: 1012189

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Whitsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 25-Jul-1978

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Oct-1990

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 12113

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Long barrows were constructed as earthen or drystone mounds with flanking ditches and acted as funerary monuments during the early neolithic period (3000-2400bc). They represent the burial places of Britain's early farming communities and, as such, are amongst the oldest field monuments surviving visibly in the landscape. Where investigated, long barrows appear to have been used for communal burial, often with only partial human remains selected for interment. Certain sites provide evidence for several phases of funerary monument preceding the barrow and, consequently, it is probable that long barrows acted as important ritual sites for local communities over a considerable period of time. Some 500 long barrows are recorded in England. As one of the few types of Neolithic structure to survive as earthworks, and due to their comparative rarity, their considerable age and their longevity as a monument type, all long barrows, unless very severely damaged, are considered to be nationally important. The 180 long barrows of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset form the densest and one of the most important concentrations of monuments of this type in the country. This example is regarded as important as it survives well and, with no evidence of formal excavation, the site has considerable archaeological potential.

History

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Details

The monument includes a well-preserved long barrow, surviving as an earthwork within Round Clump plantation. It is set on a gently sloping spur and is orientated SE-NW. The barrow mound is roughly rectangular in plan and survives to a length of 44m along its level top, and 72m in length overall. The mound is 32.5m wide and stands to a height of 3.4m above surrounding ground. A quarry ditch encircles the mound on all but its SE side. This averages between 8.5m wide at the NW end and 12m wide on the NE and SW sides. It survives to a depth of 1.6m.

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.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Smith, I F , Long Barrows in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1979), 58-9

National Grid Reference: SU 11266 22694

Map

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