Stone hut circle 730m west of Foage Farm

Overview

Heritage Category:
Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number:
1004345
Date first listed:
19-Jan-1968
Location Description:
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

Ordnance survey map of Stone hut circle 730m west of Foage Farm
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Location

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Location Description:
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District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Zennor
National Grid Reference:
SW4573837607

Reasons for Designation

Stone hut circles and hut circle settlements were the dwelling places of prehistoric farmers. Most date from the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). The stone- based round-houses consist of low walls or banks enclosing a circular floor area; the remains of the turf, thatch or heather roofs are not preserved. The huts may occur singly or in small or large groups and may lie in the open or be enclosed by a bank of earth or stone. Frequently traces of their associated field systems may be found immediately around them. These may be indicated by areas of clearance cairns and/or the remains of field walls and other enclosures. The longevity of use of hut circle settlements and their relationship with other monument types provides important information on the diversity of social organisation and farming practices amongst prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period. The stone hut circle 730m west of Foage Farm survives well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, longevity, domestic arrangements, agricultural practices, abandonment and overall landscape context.

Details

The monument includes a stone hut circle, situated on the north-facing slopes of Trewey Hill, overlooking the valley of an unnamed river leading to Pendour Cove. The stone hut circle survives as a circular enclosed central area of approximately 6m in diameter, It is defined by a low wall with some internal stone facing of up to 0.4m high.

Sources: HER:- PastScape Monument No:-423348

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
CO 647
Legacy System:
RSM - OCN

Legal

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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