Bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge: one of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013976

Date first listed: 12-Jun-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Feb-1996


Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge: one of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley (District Authority)

Parish: Broughton

National Grid Reference: SU 30617 31723


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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.

The bowl barrow 90m west of Hill Lodge is, despite the truncation of the southern side of the mound, a comparatively well preserved example of its class and will contain archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.


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The monument includes a ditched bowl barrow, the most northerly of a linear group of four barrows, aligned north west-south east, which lie on the crest of Broughton Hill overlooking the valley of the Wallop Brook to the north east. The barrow has a mound 23m in diameter and a maximum of 2.2m high. The upper part of the south side of the mound has been dug away creating a roughly level platform measuring 10m (east-west) by 6m. Where dug away the barrow mound survives to a height of c.1.2m, although there are indications of a more central disturbance, possibly resulting from unrecorded antiquarian excavation. Surrounding the mound is a ditch which, although not visible on the surface, will survive as a buried feature c.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.


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Legacy System number: 26779

Legacy System: RSM

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