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HER Number:MDV127886
Name:Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown One of a group of hut circles terraced in to the hillside between the enclosures.

Location

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/21/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 10518

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source, SX66SW21 (Migrated Record). SDV173504.

Group of 17 unenclosed hut circles terraced in to the hillside between the enclosures. Five have south to south-west facing entrances and the condition ranges from fair to fragmentary. One hut is very large 8.0m diameter, with walls 3.0m wide. Four huts form two integrated pairs and one has a possible yard attached.

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6361, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138823.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible and recorded on aerial photograph.

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

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, Figure 29 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

At least 21 free-standing ruined prehistoric hut circles associated with several enclosed settlements on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this area. Seven of the huts north of the modern track are large of up to 8 metres in diameter, They were levelled into the slope and have substantial wall banks with much in-situ and displaced stone from the walls surviving though some robbing has clearly occurred, Where entrance openings survive they are on the southern arc of the hut. At two locations huts are paired and conjoined. South of the track a further 14 free-standing huts are mostly smaller and have suffered extensive robbing leaving disturbed banks and very little stone.

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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138823Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6361. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3.
SDV173504Migrated Record: SX66SW21.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #124833 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV4259Part of: Prehistoric settlement with enclosures and hut circles on the south side of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127887Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127888Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127889Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127890Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127891Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127892Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127893Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127894Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127895Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127896Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127897Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19971Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2020 1:22PM