Bowl barrow on Teglease Down, 600m north east of Little West End Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1017892

Date first listed: 23-Mar-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Jun-1998

Map

Ordnance survey map of Bowl barrow on Teglease Down, 600m north east of Little West End Farm
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester (District Authority)

Parish: Hambledon

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU 65648 19681

Summary

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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 surviving portion of the bowl barrow on Teglease Down is likely to retain archaeological remains and environmental evidence relating to its use as a burial monument and the landscape in which it was constructed. The barrow is reputedly the last remaining in a group of nine barrows on this part of Teglease Down known as the `Westernmost Barrows.'

History

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Details

The monument includes a bowl barrow set in a roadside verge on a gentle south-facing slope near the northern margin of Teglease Down. The barrow has been disturbed on the north and south sides by plouging and by the modern road respectively. The surviving remnant includes a 5m wide section through the centre of the barrow which comprises a mound, about 0.7m high and 13m in diameter. There is a shallow depression in the centre of the mound indicative of past excavation. The modern fence which crosses the monument is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath it is included.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 31156

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Books and journals
Grinsell, L V, 'Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club' in Hampshire Barrows, , Vol. 14, (1940), 358
Grundy, G B, 'Arch. J.' in Arch J, , Vol. 83, (1926), 108

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