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Multi-periodSite Name: East Lowton settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement

Map Ref: SX6653783668
Latitude: 50.637380N  Longitude: 3.888706W
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
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 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.
4 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
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East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : Looking over the brilliant house circle to the quite good hut circle. I'm not a hut circle supremacist or anything, they can look any way they want. I just prefer big ones. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Four lovely hut circles, near Fernworthy on Dartmoor. So easy to get to and so rewarding to see, One of them is written on the 1:25000 OS map as a cairn circle, but it's now classed as another hut, which it is.

The settlement is recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 443840, which tells us that one of the hut circles had previously been described as a cairn, but is now interpreted on one of four Bronze Age hut circles. The Devon and Dartmoor HER also has an entry for this site; see MDV107002 (East Lowton Hut Circle Settlement).

The settlement is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1017990 (Partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement 780m south west of Metherall).

Also featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the East Lowton Settlement.
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East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, From the North this is the second Hut you come to, It's an impressive big un! (Vote or comment on this photo)

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement Southern Hut/Cairn Circle, Nice site (Vote or comment on this photo)

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement Southern Hut/Cairn Circle, It's made with some large stones and has more large stones around it (Vote or comment on this photo)

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement Southern Hut/Cairn Circle, It's made with some large stones and built upon a terrace (Vote or comment on this photo)

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, There's some amazing mosses, lichens and flowers on the stones of the Southern Hut/Cairn Circle (Vote or comment on this photo)

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The Southern Hut/Cairn Circle, It used to be listed as a cairn circle, now it's listed as a hut because of the door jamb that you can clearly see in the foreground of this photo. I think it was once both a Cairn Circle and hut, A bronze age Cairn Circle turned later on into an iron age hut.

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The Southern Hut/Cairn Circle, Is it a hut or a cairn Circle? it used to be listed as a cairn circle, now it's listed as a hut, I think it was once both, A bronze age Cairn circle turned into an iron age hut, just sometimes it can be both

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The Second hut from the South

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement enclosure Northern Stones

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement enclosure, Eastern Side

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement enclosure, Found over the track to the West of the huts

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement Enclosure, Stones on the Western side, I'd guess the stones are to stop large timbers kicking out, this suggests a large wooden fence, no doubt to keep animals in

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, This enclosure over the track from the huts, It is clearly contemporary with those huts though, Stones at the South West

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, This enclosure over the track from the hut's isn't marked on OS maps, It is clearly contemporary with the huts though, It's possibly where the people who lived in the hut's kept their animals

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The view of the reservoir from near the settlement, The reservoir wasn't there in the past and it would have been a valley the settlement looked down upon

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, From the North this is the second Hut you come to, It has a ledge on the inside of the outer stones, i imagine that this is seating and this large hut was some sort of meeting place where everyone sat in a circle on the ledge/seating

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The Northern Hut

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Bladup : East Lowton settlement, The sun shining on the settlement, This is the first view of the huts you get when coming up the hill

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : Looking over two hut circles, the Pound ? is just across the forestry track left and the other two hut circles are just the other side of the trees beyond these two.

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : So easy to get to and so rewarding to see, I'm mentally slapping myself for not having come here before despite driving past a dozen times.

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : The highest of the four hut circles, this one has an assortment of big rocks by it.

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : Looking over the third hut circle to number four. One of these four hut circles was once supposed to be cairn circle, I couldn't tell which one, perhaps one of these two.

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : The third hut circle up the forestry track from the car park, you can just see this one through the trees from the big lovely second house. And you can just see the stones of the presumed to be Pound across the track.

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East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : Across the forestry track from the four hut circles there is a large oval stone circle which I presumed to be the remains of a pound or something.

East Lowton settlement
East Lowton settlement submitted by Postman : Across the forestry track there is a large oval stone circle which I presumed to be the remains of a pound or something.

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