Keys to the Past

Prehistoric settlement and field system on Hart Heugh (Earle)

The remains of a late prehistoric field system and a hut circle can be found on the eastern slopes of Hart Heugh. The field system includes two enclosures, areas of cord rig and field banks. Standing on nearby terraces stood five hut circle platforms with an average diameter of 6m. East of these terraces is an area of cord rig. Overlying these remains were traces of three rectangular enclosures, probably of medieval date. The monuments at this site are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.

Reference number:N1501
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Earle


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