pillow mounds

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Rectangular or circular earthwork, usually flat‐topped, with a shal‐low surrounding ditch constructed as a habitation and breeding place for rabbits or hares. Within the mound there may be stone tunnels and chambers, the tunnels leading to openings in the side of the mound where nets would be placed to catch any animals flushed out by a ferret. One or more pillow mounds may be found within a warren. Medieval and post‐medieval.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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