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HER Number:MDV127845
Name:Hut circle '12' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Hut Circle '12' (Butler) associated with prehistoric Enclosure 'F' (Butler) on Stalldown

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 612
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/21/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 10518

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, LANEBA - 2500 BC to 2001 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Western part of enclosure and many of the hut circles 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.

Hut '12' of 6 metres diameter on the western boundary of Enclosure 'F'.

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

Most features shown 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.

Two large hut circles were incorporated into the wall on the NW side (SX 63635 61251; SX 63628 61223). Both have internal diameters of approximately 9m and comprise fragmented circles of stone within spread, turf-covered stone banks of up to 4m wide and 0.4m high. Many of the stones appear in situ but many others are absent. Both huts had entrances on the southern arc. A third hut circle is incorporated into the eastern side of the main enclosure and the two annexes (SX 63686 61225). The turf-covered walls are now spread but a few boulders of the structure survive, some in situ, though most are displaced, giving an internal diameter of 6.7m. The entrance opening is on the SE arc where two adjoining enclosures form a short corridor into the hut. A smaller, very ruinous hut circle on the interior of the enclosure is connected to the eastern wall by a short, spread stony bank (SX 63659 61194). The spread walls of the hut contain some displaced stone and the interior diameter would have been approximately 5.5m. Just to the south a fragmented semi-circle of boulders (SX 63658 61177) represents all that remains of a free-standing hut circle with a diameter of approximately 5.4m. On the western exterior of the enclosure wall, a turf-covered spread wall with six small exposed stones (SX 63611 61205) was also a hut circle though very little survives.

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.

This 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.

One of a large number of enclosures and hut circles. Enclosure 'A' at SX 63656119 is an irregular enclosure which contains six Type 2 hut circles, average internal diameter 6.0 metres, walls 1.4 metre wide and mostly in fair condition. These are cut back, into the hillside, to a depth of 1.5 metres. Two huts have south facing entrances. Four of the huts are integral with the enclosure wall, the remainder freestanding.

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: #124750 ]
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

MDV4260Part of: North-western prehistoric Enclosure 'A' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127843Related to: Hut circle '10' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127844Related to: Hut circle '11' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127846Related to: Hut circle '13' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127846Related to: Hut circle '13' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127846Related to: Hut circle '13' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127846Related to: Hut circle '13' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127847Related to: Hut circle '14' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127847Related to: Hut circle '14' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127847Related to: Hut circle '14' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127847Related to: Hut circle '14' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127848Related to: Hut circle '15' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127848Related to: Hut circle '15' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127848Related to: Hut circle '15' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127848Related to: Hut circle '15' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127851Related to: Hut circle '16' associated with prehistoric enclosures on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127851Related to: Hut circle '16' associated with prehistoric enclosures on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127851Related to: Hut circle '16' associated with prehistoric enclosures on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127851Related to: Hut circle '16' associated with prehistoric enclosures on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127849Related to: Hut circle '17' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127849Related to: Hut circle '17' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127849Related to: Hut circle '17' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127849Related to: Hut circle '17' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127850Related to: Hut circle '22' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127850Related to: Hut circle '22' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127850Related to: Hut circle '22' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127850Related to: Hut circle '22' associated with prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2020 2:31PM