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Stone hut circle, 950m north-west of Colwell

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: Stone hut circle, 950m north-west of Colwell

List entry Number: 1011410

Location

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chollerton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 28-Mar-1994

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 20940

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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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 and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

The hut circle below Green Crags is well preserved. It lies close to other contemporary settlements and will contribute to an understanding of the settlement pattern of this area in the late prehistoric period.

History

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Details

The monument includes a stone hut circle of Bronze Age date, situated in a sheltered position at the foot of Green Crags. The hut circle is visible as the roughly circular foundations of a building, comprising a bank 1.6m wide and 0.4m high, composed of large stones set on end. The interior of the building measures 4m in diameter. It is not obvious where the original entrance was but this is normally found in the south-eastern corner.

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National Grid Reference: NY 94364 76141

Map

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