Two bowl barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge: part of a group of round barrows on Broughton Hill


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1014844

Date first listed: 12-Jun-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Feb-1996


Ordnance survey map of Two bowl barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge: part 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 30740 31635


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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 barrows 90m south of Hill Lodge are, despite erosion by cultivation, still recognisable examples of their class and will contain archaeological remains providing information about Bronze Age burial practices, economy and environment.


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The monument includes two ditched bowl barrows, the most southerly part 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. Both barrows have mounds which have previously been recorded as being 25m in diameter and which now survive to a height of c.0.3m. Surrounding each 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: 26781

Legacy System: RSM

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