Prehistoric Stone Hut Circle Settlement, an Associated Field System and Two Round Cairns 700m South West of Great Carrath
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Cumbria County Council
Eden District Council
Penrith and The Border
SJ747747 (374672, 521307)
A prehistoric stone hut circle settlement, an associated field system, and two round cairns located on the lower south-facing slopes of Mell Fell, 700 metres south west of Great Carrath. The stone hut circle settlement includes a sub-rectangular stone-walled enclosure measuring 65 metres by 50 metres internally which has a modern drystone wall constructed on its north eastern corner. Within the settlement enclosure are the remains of two stone hut circles, one built adjacent to the eastern wall of the enclosure, the other adjacent to the west wall of the enclosure, each measuring approximately 8.5 metres by 6 metres. On the hillslope south and south east of the settlement there is an extensive associated field system consisting of rectangular and curvilinear fields or large enclosures bounded by stone and earth-built banks. Two disturbed round cairns interpreted as funerary monuments lie 90 metres to the east and 90 metres to the west of the settlement. Both measure about 6 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. Scheduled.