Smardale Demesne Romano-British Farmstead, 700m South West of Holme Farm
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Cumbria County Council
Eden District Council
Penrith and The Border
SJ735735 (373473, 507470)
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Romano-British farmstead located on a gently sloping west-facing hillside, 700 metres south west of Holme Farm. It includes a partly oval enclosure bounded by an earth and stone wall up to 0.5 metres high by 3 metres wide. The enclosure is subdivided; the southern part contains the earthwork remains of a hut circle, while the northern half would have functioned as a stock pen. There is an entrance on the monument's north east side which gives access into the southern part of the farmstead. A little to the south west of centre lies the hut circle; it has an entrance on its north eastern side and measures 9 metres in diameter with walls up to 0.2 metres high. At the north west corner of the southern part of the farmstead there is a domed mound measuring 10.5 metres by 6.5 metres and up to 0.8 metres high upon which an ancillary structure would have stood. The mound is surrounded on two sides by a ditch. The oval-shaped stock pen at the northen end of the farmstead has a sunken interior and measures a maximum of 27 metres by 18 metres internally. Scheduled.
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