Bowl barrow 620m north east of the Lodge


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016522

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1999


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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: Brockenhurst

National Park: NEW FOREST

National Grid Reference: SU2788701763


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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 620m north east of The Lodge survives particularly well and despite some limited disturbance from both tree planting and excavation will retain archaeological information relating to its construction and use. In addition the old land surface preserved beneath the mound is likely to contain well preserved environmental evidence pertaining to the contemporary landscape within which the barrow was constructed. This is one of over 200 well preserved round barrows surviving in the New Forest, which together will provide a detailed insight into its later prehistoric occupation and use.


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The monument includes a bowl barrow situated on a plateau approximately 620m north east of the Lodge. The barrow has a sub-circular mound approximately 9m in diameter and a maximum of 1.3m in height. Slight traces of an external quarry ditch are indicated by depressions up to 0.2m in depth and 1m in width on the south western and north eastern sides. This will survive elsewhere as a buried feature. The barrow has been disturbed on its north western side by digging. The generally waterlogged conditions in which the barrow survives are conducive to the preservation of archaeological remains and evidence for the later prehistoric environment in which the barrow was constructed.

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: 30265

Legacy System: RSM


Hampshire County Council, SU 20 SE 21, (1985)

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