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HER Number:MDV6743
Name:Hut Circle in Hemstone North Settlement, Toms Hill, Fernworthy

Summary

Remains of hut circle forming part of unenclosed settlement. Located in forest clearing on north side of trackway.

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: 144137
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/5/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 961
  • Old SAM Ref: 28673
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68SW25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (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 6E. Very ruined hut circle 4.5 metres diameter. Unable to determine thickness of very low stone wall. 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., 144137 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 28th August 1997. hut circle at SX64958401 forming part of unenclosed settlement. Diameter 3.5 metres, earthwork wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Internal area 9.6 square metres. A south-south-west facing gap may represent the entrance.


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.

Hut circle just visible in cleared area.


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

Hut circle visible.


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


Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 37, Fig. 31 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

This hut has the appearance of a circular earthwork or earth and stone mound with a hollowed centre and could possibly be a cairn. The overall diameter is 8.8 metres although the internal diameter is only 4.0 metres. A gap in the earthwork on the eastern side could be an entrance or possibly and unrecorded excavation trench.


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

Hut circle marked.


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. 144137.
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: #98456 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 37, 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

MDV6740Part of: Hemstone North Hut Circle Settlement, Tom's Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)

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:Nov 10 2015 12:27PM