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HER Number:MDV58437
Name:Hemstone Field System


Remains of stone walls forming the much truncated remnants of a field system associated with a hut circle settlement.


Grid Reference:SX 648 837
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/3/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 28674

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144147 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 28th April 1997. Field system forming part of an unenclosed hut circle settlement. Remains of three stone walls together forming the much truncated remnants of a field system. The walls are composed of large orthostats, some of which are edge set. The walls are up to 0.6 metres high and average 1 metre wide.

Newman, P., 2013, Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey (Un-published). SDV351708.

Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 35 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

A remnant of field wall runs north-north-west to south-south-east with a hut attahced on the east side.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Hut circles and remants of walls marked.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Unenclosed stone hut circle settlement, two cairns and section of field system 330m north east of Hemstone Rocks

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 144147.
SDV351708Un-published: Newman, P.. 2013. Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey. Digital.
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 35.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96067 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6731Related to: Hemstone South Hut Circle Settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6738Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6203 - Archaeological Survey of Fernworthy Forest
  • EDV7389 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1996
  • EDV7410 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1992

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2015 4:29PM