Stone hut circle 980m ENE of Wilkwood East

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1019563

Date first listed: 03-Jul-2000

Map

Ordnance survey map of Stone hut circle 980m ENE of Wilkwood East
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Harbottle

National Park: NORTHUMBERLAND

National Grid Reference: NT 90242 03292

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 hut circle 980m ENE of Wilkwood East is well preserved and retains significant archaeological deposits. It is a good example of its type and will contribute to any study of prehistoric settlement in the region.

History

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Details

The monument includes the remains of a hut circle situated on the summit of a ridge. The hut circle is visible as the circular foundations of a house 3.5m in diameter, within walls of stone 1.5m wide which stand to a maximum height of 0.5m. There is an entrance through the east side of the house.

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.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 32738

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

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NT90SW 15,

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