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Stone hut circle 730m west of Foage Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Zennor, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1838 / 50°11'1"N

Longitude: -5.5631 / 5°33'46"W

OS Eastings: 145738.420556

OS Northings: 37606.724077

OS Grid: SW457376

Mapcode National: GBR DXN6.6LS

Mapcode Global: VH053.JMDZ

Entry Name: Stone hut circle 730m west of Foage Farm

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1968

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1004345

English Heritage Legacy ID: CO 647

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Zennor

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Zennor

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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.

Source: Historic England

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