Romano-British Farmstead 650m South East of Whingill
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Cumbria County Council
Eden District Council
Penrith and The Border
SJ792792 (379218, 509161)
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A Romano-British farmstead located on a gently sloping south facing hillside 650 metres south east of Whingill, in an area which includes three further Romano-British settlements. The monument includes a cluster of three attached enclosures, one of which contains the earthwork remains of a hut circle while the other two enclosures would have functioned as stock pens. A boundary wall of earth and rubble up to 4 metres wide and 1 metre high forms the west, south and much of the eastern sides of the farmstead whilst the northern side is terraced into the hillside. The southern enclosure is sub-rectangular in plan and measures 70 metres by 20 metres internally with an entrance in the mid-point of its southern side. An irregularly-shaped enclosure with maximum dimensions of 60 metres by 40 metres lies immediately to the north east; there is an entrance on its western side and a second entrance leading from the attached enclosure to the south west. The hut circle lies in a small sub-oval enclosure attached to the north west side of the irregularly-shaped enclosure. This enclosure has been terraced into the hillside and has maximum dimensions of 38 metres by 16 metres. The hut circle is centrally placed within the enclosure and measures about 12 metres in diameter with a turf-covered stone wall up to 0.3 metres high. Scheduled.
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