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HER Number:MDV127925
Name:Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood


Eastern of two hut circles within prehistoric Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown with an opening to the south


Grid Reference:SX 636 611
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW21
  • Pastscape: 442223

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 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 '2' with a diameter of 6.4 metres is the eastern of two huts on the northern perimeter of Enclosure 'A'.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

Two hut circles are built into the northern wall of the enclosure. The walls and huts have been robbed of stone, leaving only faint, spread, turf-covered banks of up to 2.0 metres wide but less than 0.4 metres high, or shallow scarps and just a few large displaced stones. The two hut circles appear to pre-date the enclosure. Both comprise, spread circular, turf-covered stony banks which have been robbed of larger stone. Internal diameters are approximately 5.2 metres (west) and 7.0 metres (east). The eastern hut has an entrance opening on the southern arc, while that to the west has a similar breach on the eastern arc.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 44223, SX66Sw21 (Website). SDV363416.

Two, probably Type 2 hut circles have an average internal diameter of 6.0 metres with walls 1.3 metres wide. Both are terraced into the hillside and predate the enclosure wall which links them.

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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124884 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 44223, SX66Sw21.

Associated Monuments

MDV123438Part of: Enclosure 'B' within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4259Part of: Prehistoric settlement with enclosures and hut circles on the south side of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19969Related to: Eastern enclosure 'D' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127841Related to: Hut circle on the west side of a prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127882Related to: Hut circle outside the eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127842Related to: Hut circle to the west of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127883Related to: Hut circle to west of eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127881Related to: Hut circle within eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127880Related to: Hut circle within north-eastern Enclosure 'F' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127923Related to: Hut circle within small prehistoric Enclosure 'E' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19970Related to: North-eastern enclosure 'F' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4260Related to: North-western prehistoric Enclosure 'A' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV26726Related to: Small prehistoric Enclosure 'E' with hut on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4263Related to: South-eastern enclosure 'C' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2020 8:50AM