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Stone hut circle 980m ENE of Wilkwood East

A Scheduled Monument in Harbottle, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3236 / 55°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.1553 / 2°9'19"W

OS Eastings: 390242.336828

OS Northings: 603291.923311

OS Grid: NT902032

Mapcode National: GBR F6DW.5G

Mapcode Global: WHB0L.VGV6

Entry Name: Stone hut circle 980m ENE of Wilkwood East

Scheduled Date: 3 July 2000

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1019563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32738

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Harbottle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle


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.

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.

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 and a
substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of

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.

Source: Historic England


NT90SW 15,

Source: Historic England

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