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HER Number:MDV126990
Name:Hut circle in central enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood


Hut circle on southern boundary of the central enclosure which is part of a series of joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom.


Grid Reference:SX 634 639
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/71
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 56-57, Map 54, Figure 54.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle shown within the southern boudary of the central enclosure at Blatchford Bottom 1. An entrance is shown to the south.

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

Hut circles shown on modern mapping.

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

Remnants of three enclosures and five hut circles shown.

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

A prehistoric hut circle is incorporated into the wall of an enclosure on the lower western slope of the Erme Valley, to the north of Blatchford Bottom. It is one of several hut circles associated with an enclosure complex (MDV27894).

Sources / Further Reading

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. 56-57, 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. [Mapped feature: #123044 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27894Part of: Bronze Age hut circle settlement north of Blatchford Bottom , Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4323Related to: Hut circle in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27895Related to: Southern hut circle of prehistoric settlement north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2019 9:49AM