Bowl barrow 560m ENE of Pottern Ford


Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1016523

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: Denny Lodge

National Park: NEW FOREST

National Grid Reference: SU3706607549


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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 560m ENE of Pottern Ford survives well and will retain archaeological information relating to its construction and use. In addition the old land surface preserved beneath the mound is likely to contain environmental evidence pertaining to the contemporary landscape within which the monument 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 560m ENE of Pottern Ford. The barrow has a sub-circular mound approximately 12m in diameter and 1.1m in height with a surrounding quarry ditch up to 0.3m in depth and a maximum of 1.5m in width.

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: 30266

Legacy System: RSM


Hampshire County Council, SU 30 NE 42, (1997)
Moss, E, Ipley Inclosure at approx SU 372 075 - Gulliver's Barrow, (1997)

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