Bowl barrow 340m WSW of Andover Lodge: part of a round barrow cemetery in Barrow Field Clumps, Cholderton Park

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013634

Date first listed: 05-Dec-1995

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 340m WSW of Andover Lodge: part of a round barrow cemetery in Barrow Field Clumps, Cholderton Park
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Location

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County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley (District Authority)

Parish: Amport

National Grid Reference: SU 24268 42247

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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.

The bowl barrow 340m WSW of Andover Lodge in Cholderton Park is a comparatively well preserved example of its class. The barrow will contain archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow, part of a cemetery containing at least 12 round barrows which lie on level ground close to the Andover Lodge of Cholderton Park. The barrow has a mound 17m in diameter and 1m high, on the summit of which can be seen a depression 3m in diameter and 0.1m deep. The mound is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. This can no longer be seen on the surface but exists as a buried feature approximately 3m 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.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 26740

Legacy System: RSM

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