Bell Barrow and Two Bowl Barrows 180m South West of Stagbury Hill, Furzley Common
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Hampshire County Council
New Forest District Council
New Forest East
SE285285 (428488, 115957)
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A Barrow cemetery on Furzley Common and a rabbit warren of medieval or post-medieval date. The barrow cemetery comprises a bell barrow and six bowl barrows. The bell barrow measures 24 metres in diameter and stands 1.6 metres high. Two bowl barrows, situated 30 metres and 75 metres to the south, are both low and indistinct. They include circular mounds that measure 20 metres and 17 metres in diameter and stand 0.4 and 0.5 metres high respectively. All three barrows have been disturbed by modern footpaths and stock tracks. The two bowl barrows have also been disturbed by later hollow ways. Situated circa 110 metres to the north east of the bell barrow, on Stagbury Hill, are a further four bowl barrows and a rabbit warren. The rabbit warren takes up most of the hill, forming an oval shaped area of 0.4 hectares, enclosed by a shallow ditch 2 metres wide. The location of the warrener's house is indicated by a rectangular platform, 4.5 metres by 3.5 metres, situated within the enclosure at the south end. For rabbit breeding areas, in place of rabbit buries, the warren makes use of the four earlier bowl barrows which are located within the enclosure, along the central spine of the hill. They survive as circular or oval shaped mounds, ranging from 8 metres to 17 metres in diameter and from 0.7 metres to 1.4 metres in height. Scheduled.
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