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HER Number:MDV6735
Name:Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy

Summary

One of a group of seven unenclosed hut circles in a settlement north of Hemstone Rocks, Fernworthy. Around 3.3 metres in diameter.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144143
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/3/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 960
  • Old SAM Ref: 28674
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68SW26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Baring Gould, S., 1901, Seventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee (Article in Serial). SDV249499.


Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Fernworthy Hemstone Rocks (F) Hut circle (4F)
Hut ten metres north-east of hut 3F. Diameter measures 3.3 metres. Located on a platform site, cut into a south-east facing slope. Unable to determine thickness of stone wall. Largest stone (height 0.85 metres, width 0.9 metres, 0.3 metres thick). Has twice been planted over.
February 1976. Posts ringing clearance zone enclosing 3F and 4F and a series of enclosure walls. All agreements carried out.
1955 Spooner/Dixon report: (B) Region north of the South Teign, (Froggymeade, Toms Hill and Hemstone), site no.15. Not identified.


Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Fernworthy - Hemstone Rocks (F) 4.F Hut circle at SX64838379 (see 1976 Field Report for full details).


Turner, J., 1978, Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976 (Report - non-specific). SDV351816.

No work has been carried out on this group since 1976. Access to sites 3F-5f is very difficult, some of the posts need attention.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144143 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 28th April 1997. Hut circle at sx64828378, forming part of unenclosed settlement. Diameter 3.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 0.9 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Internal area 7.06 metres.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1996, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996 (Un-published). SDV351820.

Fernworthy. Hemstone Rocks 3F/4F/5F. Site visit 27th September 1996. In a clearing in woodland. Site marked by 11 posts.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle is depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 35, Fig. 30 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

A 3.5 metre diameter circle is disturbed stones sitting on a slight platform.


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

[Part of] unenclosed stone hut circle settlement, two cairns and section of field system 330m north east of Hemstone Rocks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV248248Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound.
SDV249499Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1901. Seventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144143.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98419 ]
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, Fig. 30.
SDV351816Report - non-specific: Turner, J.. 1978. Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976. A4 Stapled.
SDV351820Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351823Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6731Part of: Hemstone South Hut Circle Settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6736Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6732Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6733Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6734Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6737Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6738Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV104643Related to: Hut circle south of the Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6203 - Archaeological Survey of Fernworthy Forest
  • EDV6216 - Condition Surveys of Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land
  • EDV7389 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1996
  • EDV7410 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1992

Date Last Edited:Jun 17 2014 11:48AM