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Butser Hill

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<b>Butser Hill</b>Posted by CursuswalkerImage © Cursuswalker
Nearest Town:Petersfield (4km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU716203 / Sheet: 197
Latitude:50° 58' 37.45" N
Longitude:   0° 58' 48.03" W

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<b>Butser Hill</b>Posted by Cursuswalker


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There is a group of Round Barrows on the hill brow looking North towards Petersfield/Langrish. The barrows are marked on the Info boards close to a recommended walk around the crown of the hill. I can't believe there was no IA activity atop Butser. There's clearly no hillfort but it would have been a fine sister to Old Winchester Hill. There was Neolithic activity all around too with Flint Mine (scatters) on nearby Windmill Hill (no not that one) and plenty of axes found around Petersfield. dickie Posted by dickie
1st November 2005ce

The hillside is covered by an ancient field system and finds at the top indicate an Iron Age settlement up there. I have to admit to not having seen many signs of ancient remains, but I wasn't hanging around to look to be honest..

Excellent views though.

Nearby, in the Country Park, the type of settlement it is thought to have been has been recreated (See links).
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
19th February 2004ce
Edited 19th February 2004ce


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Butser Hill Ancient Farm

Looks worth a visit...
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
19th February 2004ce