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ID:SDV351784
Title:The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon
Originator:Newman , P.
Date:2013
Summary:Archaeological survey requested by Dartmoor National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission as part of the development phase for the 'Moor than Meets the Eye' project. The survey was designed to inform DNPA with regards to improving the visibility and interpretation of archaeological sites, rediscovery of sties lost or obscured by tree planting, to restore the settings of individual sites, to produce new material of interpretation and to assist the FC in refinements of future plans to ensure that accidental damage does not occur to archaeological sites during forestry operations. The survey comprised a desktop survey followed by fieldwork. Miraculously, all the sites recorded prior to the creation of the plantation in the first quarter of the 20th century have survived although their condition has suffered as a result of forestry activity. However, not all damage can be blamed on forestry activity. Stone robbing for the construction of field walls from the medieval period onwards has accounted for much of the disturbance to hut circles as well as to medieval houses and fields. The biggest change affecting the archaeological sites, however, is their landscape context. The once open undulating moorland is now thickly covered in tall conifers and it is difficult to see more than 100 metres from any one spot. The names of a number of natural features have also fallen into disuse as a result.

Associated Monuments (85)

MDV6537Assacombe Stone Row, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV14807Assycombe Brook Settlement (Monument)
MDV6703Assycombe Farmstead, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6576Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine Leat (Monument)
MDV104640Boundary of Fernworthy Great Newtake (Monument)
MDV104748Boundary stone at the southern edge of Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV107229Boundary Stone on Assacombe Hill (Monument)
MDV6568Building 170 metres south of Assycombe Farmhouse, Fernworthy (Building)
MDV6739Building on Toms Hill, Fernworthy (Building)
MDV6538Cairn at eastern end of Assacombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV14887Cairn at southern end of stone row at Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6730Cairn north of Hemstone Rocks Settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6563Cairn north of the northern stone row at Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV14885Cairn south of the stone circle at Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6560Cairn to east of Fernworthy stone circle (Monument)
MDV6719Cairn to south of Fernworthy Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV107090Dunnastone, Assycombe, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV107002East Lowton Hut Circle Settlement (Monument)
MDV6556Eastern Stone row to south of Fernworthy Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV6564Enclosure at the northern end of Assycombe (Monument)
MDV6601Enclosure to south of Fernworthy Reservoir, 745 metres south-west of Metherall (Monument)
MDV6630Fernworthy Farm, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV107129Fernworthy Farmhouse (Building)
MDV6534Fernworthy or Froggymead Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV6698Gatepost at Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV58437Hemstone Field System (Monument)
MDV6740Hemstone North Hut Circle Settlement, Tom's Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6731Hemstone South Hut Circle Settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6651Higher Lowton Farm, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6570Hut Circle 133 metres south of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV6602Hut Circle 136 metres south of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV6573Hut Circle 148 metres south-west of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV6566Hut Circle 60 metres south-east of Assycombe Farmstead (Monument)
MDV6586Hut Circle 720 metres south-west of Metherall (Monument)
MDV6585Hut Circle 730 metres south-west of Metherall (Monument)
MDV6588Hut Circle 750 metres south-west of Metherall (Monument)
MDV6589Hut Circle 755 metres south-west of Metherall (Monument)
MDV6565Hut Circle at Asssycombe (Monument)
MDV6567Hut Circle at Assycombe to east of trackway (Monument)
MDV58435Hut Circle at northern end of Assycombe (Monument)
MDV6744Hut Circle in Hemstone North Hut Circle Settlement, Toms Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6555Hut Circle in Hemstone North Hut Circle Settlement, Toms Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6743Hut Circle in Hemstone North Settlement, Toms Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6742Hut Circle in Hemstone North Settlement, Tom's Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6741Hut Circle in Hemstone North Settlement, Tom's Hill, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6736Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6735Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6734Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6732Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6733Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6738Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6737Hut circle in Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6569Hut Circle on south side of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV104643Hut circle south of the Hemstone South settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV6644Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6581Hut circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6580Hut circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6584Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV104676Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6718Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6579Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6582Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6577Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6578Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6574Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6599Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6575Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV104641Leat to Assycombe Farm, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV104642Leat to Fernworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV103100Lower Lowton Farmstead, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV104672Lowton West Settlement, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV104637Parallel section of the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine Leat in Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV58433Post Medieval Field System at Assycombe (Monument)
MDV58436Prehistoric Field System, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6540Reave across Assacombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV68287Reave crossing the northern edge of Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV29138Reave on Stonetor Hill (Monument)
MDV6729Ring cairn north of Hemstone Rocks Settlement, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV20916Silk House, Fernworthy (Building)
MDV104639Slotted gatepost amid ruins of Fernworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV27723Southill Leat, Lydford (Monument)
MDV6562Stone Row to north of Fernworthy Stone Circle (Monument)
MDV104638Structure built into Higher Lowton enclosure wall, Fernworthy (Building)
MDV107140Tinworkings at Assacombe, Fernworthy (Monument)
MDV14886Western Stone Row to south of Fernworthy Stone Circle (Monument)