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Multi-periodSite Name: Fernworthy settlement Alternative Name: Hemstone South Hut Circle Settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Chagford
Map Ref: SX6481183777
Latitude: 50.637962N  Longitude: 3.913139W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
2 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Fernworthy settlement
Fernworthy settlement submitted by bec-zog : Fernworthy: Hut circles; near site of main stone circle. SX 648837 (Vote or comment on this photo)
Within the confines of Fernworthy Forest on eastern Dartmoor in Devon are the remains of many groups of hut circles, damaged to a greater or lesser extent by the forest growth.

Several of these hut circles have now been cleared, but all of those I saw were in very bad condition, and not really worth the effort to go and see, especially when compared to others in the vicinity.

Update October 2019: This site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Fernworthy Settlement.

The settlement is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 443951, which describes seven hut circles, a possible cist, a possible ring cairn and fragments of contemporary walling. The Devon and Dartmoor HER also has a record for this settlement; see MDV6731 (Hemstone South Hut Circle Settlement, Fernworthy).

The settlement is also scheduled as Histric England List ID 1017986 (Unenclosed stone hut circle settlement, two cairns and section of field system 330m north east of Hemstone Rocks).
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Fernworthy settlement
Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : Another ruined Hut in the the Eastern clearing, The Huts in this clearing are far more ruined than in the other clearings, This is possibly something to do with the Cairns and Cists that are also to be found within this Eastern Clearing and to the North of the Huts in the same clearing (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fernworthy settlement
Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : A Hut in the the Eastern clearing, The Huts in this clearing are far more ruined than in the other clearings, This is possibly something to do with the Cairns and Cists that are also to be found within this Eastern Clearing (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : The Northern Hut of the Middle Clearing (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : The Middle hut of the Middle clearing (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : The Southern Hut of the Middle Clearing

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Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : The Northern Hut of the Western Clearing

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Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : The Southern Hut Circle of the Western Clearing

Fernworthy settlement
Fernworthy settlement submitted by Bladup : Fernworthy settlement, nine huts are at this site, this is one after sunset.

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 53m NE 56° Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX6485683806)
 84m NNE 28° Hemstone Rocks Ring Cairn and Cist* Cairn (SX6485283850)
 335m NNE 14° Froggymead Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX649841)
 732m ENE 62° Fernworthy Cairn SW* Cairn (SX65478410)
 738m ENE 65° Fernworthy stone row SE* Stone Row / Alignment (SX65498407)
 741m ENE 63° Fernworthy* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65488410)
 741m ENE 69° Fernworthy Cairn 4* Cairn (SX65518403)
 742m ENE 62° Fernworthy stone row SW* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6547984105)
 746m ENE 62° Fernworthy circle* Stone Circle (SX65488411)
 746m ENE 64° Fernworthy Cairn SE* Cairn (SX65498409)
 802m ENE 67° Fernworthy Cairn E* Cairn (SX65568407)
 913m NE 51° Fernworthy Cairn N* Cairn (SX65548433)
 915m NE 51° Fernworthy stone row N* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6553884336)
 1.1km SW 234° Grey Wethers.* Stone Circle (SX63878313)
 1.2km SW 216° South Teignhead* Cairn (SX64088284)
 1.2km SW 220° Sittaford Tor pound* Misc. Earthwork (SX64018288)
 1.3km SSW 208° White Ridge pound* Ring Cairn (SX6416882656)
 1.3km SSW 208° White Ridge Standing Stone* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX6416282653)
 1.4km SSW 211° Sittaford Marsh Hut Circles* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6402982560)
 1.5km ESE 103° Lowton Brook West Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX663834)
 1.6km S 171° White Ridge cairn* Round Cairn (SX65028218)
 1.6km NNE 12° Stonetor Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle Ring Cairn (SX65198535)
 1.7km SE 132° Assycombe* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66058260)
 1.7km SE 130° Assycombe Hill* Cairn (SX66108264)
 1.7km E 92° East Lowton settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6653783668)
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