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HER Number:MDV6739
Name:Building on Toms Hill, Fernworthy

Summary

Foundations of a rectangular building. The building lies within the Hemstone North Bronze Age hut circle settlement but is probably later in date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 649 840
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144136
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 28673

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1977, SX68SW25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV245127.


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

Fernworthy Plantation. Toms Hill 5E. Rectangular building, 8.2 metres by 3.6 metres with very low walls. Not investigated. Has been planted over.
February 1976. 8 posts ringing clearance zone. All agreements carried out.
Not included in 1955 Spooner and Dixon report.


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

All agreements carried out. Vegetation good.


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

Site visit 28th April 1997. Hut circle at SX64948406 forming part of unenclosed settlement. 6.0 metres by 3.0 metres. Rubble bank wall 1.4 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Internal area 18 square metres. An oval hut orientated east-north-east to west-south-west.


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

Fernworthy. Toms Hill 1-4B, 6B. Site visit 27th September 1996. Five hut circles within a large clearing on north side of track. Sites well marked but the archaeological remains are difficult to identifty as they are covered by long grass. Gorse is also widespread throughout the clearance area.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Rectangular structure visible.


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

Rectangular structure visible.


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


Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 36, Fig. 31 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

Foundations of a rectangular structure.


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

Rectangular building marked but at a different orientation to the structure visible on LiDAR and aerial photos.


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

[Part of] unenclosed stone hut circle settlement on Tom's Hill, 870m north west of Sandeman Bridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV245127Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1977. SX68SW25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Photocopy.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV351708Un-published: Newman, P.. 2013. Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey. Digital.
SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98444 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 36, Fig. 31.
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.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2016 12:07PM