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HER Number:MDV6744
Name:Hut Circle in Hemstone North Hut Circle Settlement, Toms Hill, Fernworthy

Summary

Northernmost hut circle in settlement. Survives as an earthwork circle 7.3 metres diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 649 841
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144132
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/5/4
  • 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, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle marked.


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. 3E. Hut cicle 6.5 metres diameter. Stone wall 1.4 metres thick. Not investigated or planted over.
February 1976. 8 posts ring clearance zone. Trees on north and west side are within falling distance.
Included in 1955 Spooner and Dixon report (B) Region North of the South Teign (Froggymeade, Toms Hill and Hemstone) Site No. 10.


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

Trees within falling distance of hut have been removed.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144132 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 28th April 1997. Hut circle at SX64968415 forming part of unenclosed hut circle settlement. Diameter 6.0 metres. Single and double orthostat wall 1.3 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Gap facing south-east may represent the doorway. A substantial pit on the south side, 5.0 metres by 2.4 metres by 0.4 metres deep, may represent the remnants of a drainage ditch around the hut.


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

Fernworthy. Toms Hill. Five hut circles 1-4B, 6B. Site visit 27th Septebmer 1996. Hut circles within a large clearing on the north side of the track. All the sites are well marked but the marker posts are loose and need consolidating. The hut circles are difficult to identify, however, as they are covered in long grass and gorse is widespread throughout the clearance area and may need to be removed.


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

Hut circle visible in clearing in forest.


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

Hut circle visible.


Newman, P., 2013, Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey, 37, Fig. 31 (Un-published). SDV351708.

Earthwork circle 7.3 metres diameter. Vestiges of a stone kerb survivie on the north-east interior but other stones are displaced.


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


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. 144132.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (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. 37, Fig. 31.
SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98458 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4.
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