Bowl barrow 260m SSW of Laundry Bungalows


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1013980

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1996


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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: Amport

National Grid Reference: SU 23407 41844

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 260m SSW of Laundry Bungalows is, despite erosion by cultivation, a comparatively well preserved example of its class. The barrow exhibits a recognisable profile and will contain archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.


The monument includes a bowl barrow, part of a small linear group of barrows which lie on a gentle south facing slope to the south of Cholderton Park. The barrow has a mound 24m in diameter and 0.4m high. Surrounding this is the barrow ditch from which material to construct the mound was quarried. Although no longer visible on the surface, the ditch 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.


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

Legacy System number: 26744

Legacy System: RSM

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