Swindale Brow Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement, Two Enclosures & Three Round Cairns, 280m Se of Confluence of Swindale Beck & Hilton Beck
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Hut Circle Settlement
Cumbria County Council
Eden District Council
Penrith and The Border
SJ755755 (375525, 521383)
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The earthworks and buried remains of Swindale Brow Bronze Age hut circle settlement, two associated enclosures and three round cairns. It is located on sloping ground on the valley side 280 metres south east of the confluence of Swindale Beck and Hilton Beck. The settlement includes a circular terrace 5 metres in diameter cut into the hillslope which is interpreted as the site of a hut platform. Approximately 20 metres south east of the hut platform is a round cairn measuring 7.5 metres by 5 metres and up to 0.2 metres high which is kerbed with boulders on its upslope northern side but tumbling downslope on its southern side. A short distance upslope from the hut platform there is an oval shaped stone walled enclosure measuring 15 metres by 12.5 metres within which is a round cairn 6 metres in diameter. To the west are traces of a larger irregularly shaped stone walled enclosure measuring 28 metres north-south internally. A short distance further west lies a substantial round cairn measuring 9.5 metres by 8.5 metres and up to 0.6 metres high with a disturbed central cist. Scheduled.
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