Bowl Barrow 530m East of Abra Barrow
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Hampshire County Council
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
North West Hampshire
SE508508 (450813, 147248)
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The monument includes two bowl barrows situated on a gentle south facing slope of a low chalk ridge running in an east-west direction across Southley Farm. The more southerly barrow is roughly circular, with a diameter of about 27 metres and stands up to 0.7 metres above the surrounding field. It has been spread and reduced by ploughing. Aerial photographs taken in 1991 indicate that it was previously surrounded by a quarry ditch. This is no longer visible on the surface, having been infilled over the years, although it will survive as a buried feature. To the north east lies a second bowl barrow. The barrow has been disturbed by ploughing and is now roughly elliptical in shape. It includes a central mound, 0.9 metres high with a maximum diameter of 41 metres, that has been spread at the base. Aerial photographs taken in 1956 indicate that it was previously surrounded by a quarry ditch, of which no trace is visible although buried remains will survive. Scheduled.
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