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HER Number:MDV6583
Name:Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest

Summary

Hut circle defined by a single orthostat wall on the downslope side and surviving elsewhere as a clearly defined earthwork. 6.2 metres diameter. Part of the Lowton West hut circle settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 662 830
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/27
  • Old SAM County Ref: 957I
  • Old SAM Ref: 28671.03

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Morley, 1975, Ancient Monuments Division Site Visit (Unknown). SDV351964.

Site visit 4th May 1975. Unterraced but with coursed walling.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 RAF aerial photos due to tree cover.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144120 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 30th May 1997. Hut circle forming part of dispersed settlement. Diameter 6.2 metres. Single orthostat and earthwork wall 1.3 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Internal area 30.17 square metres. Defined by a single orthostat wall on downslope side and survives elsewhere as a clearly defined earthwork.


Fugro-BKS, 2013, Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey (Cartographic). SDV351778.

Hut circle visible.


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


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

[Part of] dispersed stone hut circle settlement and associated fields 490 metres south-east of Silk House.
The monument, which falls into six areas, includes a dispersed stone hut circle settlement and associated fields situated on a north east facing slope overlooking the valley of the Lowton Brook. The settlement contains at least 12 stone hut circles together with a number of lengths of rubble walling forming part of a field system. The stone hut circles within the settlement all survive as banks each surrounding an internal circular area which varies from 14.51 to 55.39 square metres with the average being 30.56 square metres. The height of the surrounding walls vary between 0.6m and 1.3m, with the average being 0.91m. Four of the huts have visible doorways and the orthostatic, rubble bank and coursed walling building traditions are all represented.

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. 144120.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV351708Un-published: Newman, P.. 2013. Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey. Digital.
SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97984 ]
SDV351964Unknown: Morley. 1975. Ancient Monuments Division Site Visit. Ancient Monuments Division Site Visit. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV104672Part of: Lowton West Settlement, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6579Related to: Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (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:Jul 15 2014 2:42PM