Stone hut circle settlement in Iveson Wood

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1018815

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1980

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1999

Map

Ordnance survey map of Stone hut circle settlement in Iveson Wood
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Location

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District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SE 26013 38805

Summary

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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 stone hut circle settlement in Iveson Wood survives well. It forms part of a wider area of prehistoric settlement which includes the hut circle settlement in Clayton Wood nearby.

History

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Details

The monument includes a stone hut circle settlement in Iveson Wood. The visible remains include two substantial hut circles between 12m and 14m in diameter. The rubble walls of the hut circles survive to a width of 3m and a height of 0.5m. Other visible remains relating to the settlement include a small cairn 3m in diameter and 0.6m high, 40m north east of the eastern hut circle, and the fragmentary remains of rubble banks which may have formed part of a prehistoric field system.

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Legacy

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Legacy System number: 31528

Legacy System: RSM

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