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HER Number:MDV125535
Name:Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles

Summary

Hut comprising a circular, turf-covered bank with some in situ stone visible (approximate diameter 4 - 6 metres). This hut has the remains of a very fine entrance on the south-east arc of the wall comprising two large in situ slabs of granite.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 641 613
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman , P., 2018, Erme Survey GIS data (Cartographic). SDV361913.


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

One of a group of hut circles and fragments of enclosure walls set at the edge of a tall escarpment on the west side of the River Erme, north of Yadsworthy Waste. The site was surveyed whilst covered by dense summer bracken. The three huts (MDV125535-125537) comprise circular, turf-covered banks with some in situ stone visible, and approximate diameters of between 4 and 6 metres.
One of the huts (at SX 64114 61335) has the remains of a very fine entrance on the south-east arc of the wall comprising two large in situ slabs of granite.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Depicted on the modern mapping, but size of hut is not very accurate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman , P.. 2018. Erme Survey GIS data. GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117096 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13238Part of: UNENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Cornwood (Monument)
MDV125538Related to: Faint hut in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125539Related to: Faint hut in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125536Related to: Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125537Related to: Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2019 3:52PM