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HER Number:MDV131229
Name:Settlement to the north of Ford Waste, Cornwood


Settlement with three enclosures and up to ten hut circles to the north of Ford Waste


Grid Reference:SX 607 619
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW37
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442275
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/269
  • Old SAM County Ref: 443
  • Old SAM Ref: 10765

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Group of 'Hut circles' and enclosures shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3054-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Visible on air photographs.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1979, SX66SW37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV161921.

(30/03/1950) Settlement with enclosures and hut circles to the north of Ford Waste.2
(SX 60746194) Enclosure containing hut circle.
(SX 60736196) Hut circle
(SX 60806189) Enclosure containing two hut circles.
(SX60786189, SX60796190) Lynchet on lower edge of enclosure.
(SX 60716189) Hut circle.
(SX60716197) Hut circle.
(SX 60736198) Hut circle, diameter 7 metres.
(14/07/1979) A settlement on a slight east slope and partly under bracken with six Type 2 huts (Type site SX 56 NE 71); two are free standing, the others are within three enclosures. The huts are in fairly good condition with the exception of that cut by a modern wall. The two northern enclosures measuring 20.0m by 15.0m and 35.0m by 45.0m have simple and low walling demarcating the area of clearance. The large enclosure to the south east 80.0m by 40.0m has four different types of construction, from weak to relatively strong.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD and at 1:1000.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6061, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156974.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.

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

Enclosures and hut circles visible on aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 182-3, Map 52, Figure 52.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Prehistoric settlement with three enclosures and up to ten hut circles at 'Ford Brook Lower settlement'.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Enclosures and hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012799, 1012704, 1012702 & 1012700 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Several Scheduled areas within this settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 182-3, Map 52, Figure 52.8.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3054-5.
SDV156974Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6061. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
SDV161921Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX66SW37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #132608 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012799, 1012704, 1012702 & 1012700.

Associated Monuments

MDV45135Part of: Southern of three enclosures north of Ford Waste, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4361Related to: Central of three enclosures north of Ford Waste, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV45136Related to: Northern of three enclosures north of Ford Waste, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2022 12:58PM