Bowl barrow 100m north-east of Ipley crossroads


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1012911

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1964

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Dec-1990


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 100m north-east of Ipley crossroads
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Denny Lodge

National Park: NEW FOREST

National Grid Reference: SU 38673 07351


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Reasons for Designation

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 some disturbance to the barrow mound, much of the monument remains intact and thus has considerable archaeological potential.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow set on a south-facing promontory north- east of Ipley crossroads and in an area of New Forest heathland. The barrow mound has a diameter of 20m and survives to a maximum height of 1.4m when viewed from the north side of the monument. The barrow mound is surrounded by a ditch. This survives as a shallow earthwork feature 4m wide and 0.1m deep to the west of the mound and as a buried feature on all other sides. A square brick hut was built on the monument by the Air Ministry. This has damaged part of the central area of the barrow mound and the surviving foundations are excluded from the scheduled monument. The mound and ditch together have a diameter of 28m.

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.


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Legacy System number: 12128

Legacy System: RSM

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