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Monument Number 442223

Hob Uid: 442223
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Cornwood
Grid Ref : SX6374061170
Summary : Settlements: Enclosed and open hut groups
More information : (Centred SX 63706120) Enclosures & Hut Circles (NR). (1)

Visible. (2)

Centred SX 63746117. This settlement consists of 6 enclosures,
mostly in poor condition, with 13 associated hut circles and
17 detached ones and extends over 5ha of a gentle to moderate,
well drained, southeast facing slope at 270m above OD.

'A' : SX 63656119. This irregular enclosure, 100m by 60m and
0.6 ha., has had its lower side destroyed by a recent track.
The remaining walling, 2.0m wide and in fair condition, is
built of small stones and heavily lynchetted. The interior is
partly cleared and divided by boulder strewn lynchets, 0.4m high,
possible the remains of walls. It contains six Type 2 hut circles,
average internal diameter 6.0m, walls 1.4m wide and mostly in
fair condition. These are cut back, into the hillside, to a
depth of 1.5m. Two huts have south facing entrances. Four of
the huts are integral with the enclosure wall, the remainder
freestanding. A very small enclosure, 20m by 15m, possible a
yard, is built on to one hut and the outside of the main
enclosure.

B: SX 63676108. This sub-rectangular enclosure, 45m by 40m and
0.2 ha., has walls 1.5m wide. It is in very poor condition,
built mainly of small stones and the interior has evidently been
cleared. Two, probably Type 2 hut circles have an average
internal diameter of 6.0m with walls 1.3m wide. Both are terraced
into the hillside and predate the enclosure wall which links
them.

'C' SX 63806111. This enclosure, 65m by 60m and 0.4 ha, has
walls 1.2m wide, 0.2m high and is in very poor condition. The
interior has been cleared. A terraced, Type 2, hut circle,
internal diameter 6.7m wall 1.5m wide has an east facing entrance
evidently predates the enclosure wall with which it is integrated.

D: SX 63856121. This sub circular enclosure, 65m diameter and
0.3 ha, has lynchetted, double faced orthostatic walling, 1.2m
wide and, with two possible, single entrances on the east side.
The interior is clear of boulders. Two Type 2 hut circles, have
average internal diameters of 7.0m and walls about 1.2m wide.
They predate the enclosure; one, in fair condition, is built
on the wall line, the other, fragmentary, is on the outside.

E: SX 63756122. This small oval enclosure, 30m by 25m and 0.05ha,
has double faced orthostatic walling, 1.2m wide and a clear
interior. The remains of a terraced, possible Type 1 hut circle
is on the line of the enclosure wall. It has an internal diameter
of 4.5m, a wall 1.0m wide and is constructed of small stones.

F: SX 63726127. This small enclosure, 25m by 25m and 0.05 ha,
has a single faced orthostatic wall, 1.6m wide, backed by small
boulders. The interior is clear of stone and a terraced hut
circle with an internal diameter of 5.5m and a wall 1.2m wide
is built on the line of the enclosure wall.

Centred 63746117. These 17 hut circles, have an average internal
diameter of 6.0m and walls 1.3m wide. All are terraced and are
interspersed between the enclosures. Five have south to southwest
facing entrances, one 0.8m wide. The condition ranges from fair
(5) to fragmentary (5). One of the huts is exceptionally massive,
being 8.0m diameter internally, with walls up to 3.0m wide,
and cut back to a depth of 1.2m. Four huts form two integrated
pairs and one has attached to it a possible yard, 4m by about
13m.

The enclosures, especially B, C and D, and the area between the
settlements and the newtake wall to the south seem to have been
cleared of surface boulders and this, together with the lynchets
in enclosure A and to the south, would suggest that limited
cultivation was practised.

(Type 1 huts: SX 56 SE 19; Type 2, SX 56 NE 71).

1:10 000 scale surveyed revised on MSD. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 1968
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK/2494 3050-1 11.3.48)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 04-AUG-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Hut Circle Settlement
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10518
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 21
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 21
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-04
End Date : 1977-08-04