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HER Number:MDV6738
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. Part of an enclosure wall is attached to this hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 838
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144140
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/3/7
  • Old SAM County Ref: 960
  • Old SAM Ref: 28674

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.


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

Fernworthy Hemstone Rocks (F) Hut circle (7F)
Hut circle 12 metres north-north-east of hut 6F. 3.6 metres in diameter, Very ruined; unable to determine thickness of wall. Largest stone measures 1.15 metres in length, 0.3 metres width, 0.25 metres thick and has fallen. Not investigated, has been planted over. There is an enclosure wall 4.0 metres north-north-east of this hut.
February 1976. Posts ringing clearance zone enclosing sites 6-9F. 1 tree inside hut, 3 more in wall.
Not included in 1955 Spooner/Dixon report. New discovery.


Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party, 3 (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Hut circle is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.
Fernworthy Hemstone Rocks (F) Hut circle 7F (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 144140 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 28th April 1997. Hut circle at SX64848380 forming part of unenclosed settlement. Diameter 4.8 metres. Single orthostat wall 0.8 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. Internal area 18.08 metres. Only northern arc survives


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

Fernworthy Hemstone Rocks. 6F-9F. Site visit 27th September 1996. Hut circles (6F/7F), ring cairn (8F) and cairn (9F). Site within a deforested area on the edge of woodland. The posts on the west side have disappeared or have been knocked over, presumably during felling. Brash is covering the site. The site needs immediate attention concerning its future management.


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 slight circular earthwork with level interior and internal diameter of approximately 6.2 metres. Two low earthfast slabs on the north-western arc of the wall may still be in situ. The hut is attached on the west side to the remnant of a field wall running north-north-west to south-south-east.


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. 3.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144140.
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: #98439 ]
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)
MDV58437Related to: Hemstone Field System (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)
MDV6735Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6736Related to: Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6737Related 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:Jul 16 2014 2:25PM