Bowl barrow on Church Moor, 700m north of Long Pond


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1012975

Date first listed: 12-Jun-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Dec-1990


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow on Church Moor, 700m north of Long Pond
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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: Burley

National Park: NEW FOREST

National Grid Reference: SU 19701 02805

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 partial excavation of the barrow mound, much of the monument remains intact and therefore has considerable archaeological potential.


The monument includes a bowl barrow set below the crest of a gently east- facing slope in an area of New Forest heathland. The barrow mound has a diameter of 13.5m and stands to a height of 1.3m. Surrounding the mound is a ditch 1.5m wide and 0.2m deep. A hollow in the centre of the monument is 3.5m across and may suggest partial excavation of the site, probably in the 19th century. The mound and ditch together have a diameter of 16.5m.

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.


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 12134

Legacy System: RSM

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