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Setley Plain

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Setley Plain</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 19/04/2008.
Nearest Town:Lymington (6km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU296000 / Sheet: 196
Latitude:50° 47' 53.53" N
Longitude:   1° 34' 47.8" W

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<b>Setley Plain</b>Posted by formicaant <b>Setley Plain</b>Posted by formicaant <b>Setley Plain</b>Posted by formicaant


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Two unusual large disc type conjoined barrows. These are a rarity anywhere, but espescially in the New Forest. They sit atop a low plateau on the north west side of Setley plain. The northern is the smaller of the two and is overlapped by the larger southern barrow. They are of a similar size to the disc barrows on Oakley Down in Dorset. These barrows have larger mounds in the centre than most disc barrows, M.A.G.I.C. calls them "fancy barrows". There is a single example south of the pair. formicaant Posted by formicaant
20th April 2008ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce


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For a very similar arrangement, with two overlapping disc barrows and a single, see the Grafton Disc Barrows TMA site
Chance Posted by Chance
24th May 2010ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce

There are about 7 barrows in this area, but these three sit on the gravel plain. They are disc barrows - two overlapping and one separate. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th April 2002ce