Prehistoric Stone Hut Circle Settlement, Two Associated Enclosures and Three Cairns, 170m West of Confluence of Swindale Beck and Hilton Beck


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Bronze Age
Hut Circle Settlement

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

Eden District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Penrith and The Border

Grid Reference

SJ751751 (375085, 521455)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.5876, -2.38558

Nearest Postcode

CA16 6LX

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A Bronze Age stone hut circle settlement, two associated enclosures and three round cairns located on a natural hillside terrace 170 metres west of the confluence of Swindale Beck and Hilton Beck. The stone hut circle settlement includes the turf covered footings of a stone hut circle measuring 11 metres by 9 metres with an entrance on its western side. Attached to the south side of the hut circle is a small rectangulart stone walled stock pen measuring 10 metres by 9 metres externally with an entrance at its north western corner. Attached to the western side of this is a second, slightly larger, stock pen with an entrance on its western side. A short distance east of the hut circle there are two adjoining stone walled enclosures; the larger measuring 17 metres by 15 metres, the smaller measuring 12 metres by 15 metres. A little to the east of these enclosures there is an alignment of three round cairns between 4 metres to 6 metres in diameter and up to 0.6 metres high. Scheduled.

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