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HER Number:MDV127841
Name:Hut circle on the west side of a prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood


Hut circle on the west side of prehistoric Enclosure 'C' on Stalldown


Grid Reference:SX 637 611
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/21/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 10518

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 circle shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 41-42, Map 54, Figure 54.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 'B' at 'Stalldown South-East 1' is part of one of the largest settlements in the Erme valley across the south-eastern foot of Stalldown. Hut '3' of 6.2 metres diameter is on the west side of the enclosure.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

A hut circle is located just inside the western end of the enclosure, adjacent to a 15 metre breach in the wall. The circular bank of the hut is approximately 0.5 metres high and spread to 3.5 metres. Few stones are visible but the internal diameter was approximately 7 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012771 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

One of the hut circles in an unenclosed stone hut settlement, comprising thirty-four hut circles and six enclosures, lies on a gentle slope north-east of Yadsworthy. The archaeological features lie on either side of a modern track. Fifteen of the huts are attached to enclosures or banks, four are in two attached pairs, the rest are detached and they vary in size and construction, remaining up to a metre high and 12 metres in diameter with orthostatic walling and entrances. The banks also include orthostats, remaining over a metre in height in some places.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442223, SX66SW21 (Website). SDV363416.

A terraced, Type 2, hut circle with an internal diameter of 6.7 metres and a wall 1.5 metres wide and an east facing entrance evidently predates the enclosure wall with which it is integrated.

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. 41-42, Map 54, Figure 54.3.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124743 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012771.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442223, SX66SW21.

Associated Monuments

MDV4263Part of: South-eastern enclosure 'C' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV123438Related to: Enclosure 'B' within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127842Related to: Hut circle to the west of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127924Related to: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127925Related to: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127926Related to: Linear features within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2020 8:56AM