Scheduled Monument: Furzehill Common 3: a stone alignment and associated cairn 585m north west of Hoaroak
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
28 March 1996
Date last amended
06 October 2003
The monument includes a stone alignment and terminal cairn running diagonally across the gently rounded crest of Furzehill Common, lying between the upper reaches of the Hoaroak Water and Warcombe Water. The stone alignment, known as Furzehill Common 3, comprises at least ten standing stones forming a row 66m long running in a slight curve from the north west to the south east. All of the stones are very low and they vary between 0.03m to a maximum of 0.2m in height, whilst widths vary between 0.13m to 0.34m. The stones are between 0.08m to 0.15m thick. Four stones at the south east end of the row are set at an average of 2.5m apart, with one stone perhaps missing from the centre of the group. There is a gap of approximately 15m between this group and the other six known stones of the row; it is possible that further stones lie hidden by peat in this gap. The six stones of the north western end of the row vary in their spacing but again hidden stones may account for this. At 7.5m beyond the last
recognised stone at the north west end of the row, and centred at SS73784401, is a circular mound 5.7m in diameter and 0.4m high with an offset depression 1.2m in diameter; some stone from the body of the mound was visible. This feature is believed to be a terminal cairn indicating the north west end of the stone alignment and is therefore considered to be part of the monument.