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Two adjacent stone hut circles 265m WNW of Trewalla Farm

List Entry Summary

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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Two adjacent stone hut circles 265m WNW of Trewalla Farm

List entry Number: 1009738

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Cleer

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 04-Jun-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 15091

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Bodmin Moor, the largest of the Cornish granite uplands, has long been recognised to have exceptional preservation of archaeological remains. The Moor has been the subject of detailed archaeological survey and is one of the best recorded upland landscapes in England. The extensive relict landscapes of prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval date provide direct evidence for human exploitation of the Moor from the earliest prehistoric period onwards. The well-preserved and often visible relationship between settlement sites, field systems, ceremonial and funerary monuments as well as later industrial remains provides significant insights into successive changes in the pattern of land use through time. Stone hut circles were the dwelling places of prehistoric farmers on the Moor, mostly dating from the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). The stone-based round houses survive as low walls or banks enclosing a circular floor area; remains of a turf or thatch roof are not preserved. The huts occur singly or in small or large groups and may occur in the open or be enclosed by a bank of earth and stone. Although they are common on the Moor, their longevity of use and their relationship with other monument types provides important information on the diversity of social organisation and farming practices among prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

This pair of hut circles on the SE slope of Tregarrick Tor has survived well with no evident disturbance. Its proximity to other broadly contemporary hut circles, field systems and enclosures demonstrates well the nature of land use during the Bronze Age.

History

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Details

The monument includes two adjacent stone hut circles situated near other Prehistoric hut circles, field systems and enclosures on the SE slope of Tregarrick Tor, on SE Bodmin Moor. The hut circles form a pair on a NW-SE axis and are separated by a gap of 1.5m. Each has a circular boulder and rubble wall, 1.5m wide and up to 0.75m high, around an internal area 6m in diameter and levelled into the hillslope. The north-western hut circle has an entrance gap 0.5m wide in its SE sector, slightly east of the narrow gap separating the hut circles.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Selected Sources

Other
7/1991, Carter, A./RCHME, 1:2500 AP transcription for SX 2471,
7/1991, Cornwall SMR entry for PRN 1245,

National Grid Reference: SX 24383 71144

Map

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