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HER Number:MDV123438
Name:Enclosure 'B' within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Enclosure 'B' a sub-rectangular, prehistoric enclosure, on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown which is part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures Two hut circles are built into the northern wall

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 610
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW21
  • Pastscape: 442223

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Enclosure and hut circles shown on 19th century map.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

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

A sub-rectangular, prehistoric enclosure, on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down; part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location (MDV4259). The internal area is a mostly clear space of 0.11 hectares, though two hut circles are built into the northern wall. The walls and huts have been robbed of stone, leaving only faint, spread, turf-covered banks of up to 2.0 metres wide but less than 0.4 metres high, or shallow scarps and just a few large displaced stones.
The two hut circles appear to pre-date the enclosure. Both comprise, spread circular, turf-covered stony banks which have been robbed of larger stone. Internal diameters are approximately 5.2 metres (west) and 7.0 metres (east). The eastern hut has an entrance opening on the southern arc, while that to the west has a similar breach on the eastern arc.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 44223, SX66Sw21 (Website). SDV363416.

Enclosure 'B' at SX 63676108 is a sub-rectangular enclosure, 45 metres by 40 metres and covering 0.2 hectares. It has walls 1.5 metres wide and 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 6.0 metres with walls 1.3 metres wide. Both are terraced into the hillside and predate the enclosure wall which links them.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 44223, SX66Sw21.

Associated Monuments

MDV127924Parent of: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127925Parent of: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4259Part of: Prehistoric settlement with enclosures and hut circles on the south side of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19969Related to: Eastern enclosure 'D' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127841Related to: Hut circle on the west side of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127882Related to: Hut circle outside the eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127842Related to: Hut circle to the west of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127883Related to: Hut circle to west of eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127881Related to: Hut circle within eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127880Related to: Hut circle within north-eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127923Related to: Hut circle within small prehistoric Enclosure 'E' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19970Related to: North-eastern enclosure 'F' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4260Related to: North-western enclosure 'A' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV26726Related to: Small prehistoric enclosure 'E' with hut on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4263Related to: South-eastern enclosure 'C' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 27 2020 1:46PM