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HER Number:MDV126939
Name:Group of five Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood

Summary

Group of five hut circles along the boundary between the two eastern Prehistoric enclosures at Blatchford Bottom (north)

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 643
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/9/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 808

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map. There are four cirlces shown along the boundary between the two eastern enclosures.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 67-68, Map 55, Figure 55.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Three adjoining Prehistoric enclosures with at least sixteen associated huts. A row of five hut circles are shown on the boundary between the north-eastern and south-eastern enclosures.

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

Four and a half hut circles shown along the boundary bewtween the two eastern enclosures.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Figure 6 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Settlement at Blatchford Bottom (north). Hut circles in poor condition within the northern enclosures.

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

Row of five hut circles shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442174, SX66SW6 (Website). SDV362732.

A Bronze Age enclosed hut circle settlement with outlying hut circles. An enclosed settlement of 0.6 hectares. The walling of the enclosures averages 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. All the huts are of type 1 and in poor condition with levelled interiors and most have southern entrances and their internal diameters vary from 2.0 metres to 4.0 metres, with walling averaging 1.6 metre wide and 0.6 metres high. The huts within the enclosure are integrated with the walling and the majority appear to have preceded the enclosures. Two yards at SX 63566425 and SX 63616430 are attached to the enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 67-68, Map 55, Figure 55.1.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122878 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442174, SX66SW6.

Associated Monuments

MDV4243Part of: Prehistoric enclosure and hut circles on the east side of Stall Moor in the Erme valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4244Related to: Group of four Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126938Related to: Prehistoric hut circle at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV28117Related to: Three unenclosed Prehistoric hut circles south of enclosures, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126937Related to: Two Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126940Related to: Two Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2019 11:28AM