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HER Number:MDV126941
Name:Two hut circles in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood


Two hut circles on the western perimeter of an enclosure which is part of a series of joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom.


Grid Reference:SX 634 641
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of prehistoric hut circle settlements at Blatchford Bottom, as well as extensive area of medieval or later tin streamworks along the Bledge Brook and the River Erme

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/70/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV156510.

Hut A: remains of one of two hut circles associated with fragmentary enclosures. There is no obvious entrance. This circle measures approximately 7.0 metres in diameter.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 56-7, map 54, Figure 54.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Two hut circles built into perimeter wall of one of the joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom. The southern small hut is 3.5 metres diameter and the large northern hut is approximatley 8 metres in diameter.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Two hut circles shown on modern mapping.

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

Two hut circles shown in the north and south corners of one of the small enclosures.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Two prehistoric hut circles is incorporated into the wall of an enclosure on the lower western slope of the Erme Valley, to the north of Blatchford Bottom. The huts and enclosure are part of a settlement complex (see MDV4321).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV156510Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 56-7, map 54, Figure 54.16.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4321Part of: Bronze Age settlement north of Blatchford Bottom (Monument)
MDV4322Related to: Hut circle in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2020 9:50AM