ST4101 : Mound on top of Pilsdon Pen

taken 4 years ago, near to Pilsdon, Dorset, Great Britain

Mound on top of Pilsdon Pen
Mound on top of Pilsdon Pen
Tumuli and pillow mounds are marked on the OS map of Pilsdon Pen. This mound looks like a pillow mound but from memory, it is not situated where the pillow mound is located on the map. Pillow mounds were medieval or later artificial rabbit warrens, i.e. simply mounds of soft earth put there for rabbits to burrow into. Rabbits were brought in to Britain by the Romans, where they were reared in walled enclosures and then served up as a gourmet dish. LinkExternal link This pillow mound is within an Iron Age hillfort, but is probably of much later date, possibly in the Middle Ages, or even as late as the 19th century.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4130 0119 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.4365N 2:50.0668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4131 0118
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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