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HER Number:MDV122890
Name:Enclosure wall at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood


An arced enclosure wall adjacent to the west bank of the River Erme aBlatchford Bottom. The wall is fragmentary and made up of large boulders, enclosing a 'D' shaped area to the west of the River Erme


Grid Reference:SX 634 637
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC? to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Feature shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A ruined rectangular building set amidst an area of tin streamwork remains, 12 metres west of the River Erme, north of Blatchford Bottom. A probable tinners’ hut or lodge. The walls have been built into a hollow between the waste heaps of the tinwork, reinforced with a dry-stone revetment on three sides and banked on the southern end. The entrance was on the western side. The interior dimensions are 6.0 metres by 2.8 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118983 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4247Related to: Enclosed settlement at the junction of Blatchford Bottom and the River Erme (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:May 5 2020 1:04PM