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HER Number:MDV13238
Name:Unenclosed hut circle settlement, Cornwood

Summary

At least three hut circles and fragments of enclosure walls set at the edge of a tall escarpment on the west side of the River Erme, north of Yadsworthy Waste

Location

Grid Reference:SX 641 613
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/136
  • Old SAM Ref: 10517

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Three hut circles shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 1450-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6461, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147975.

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

Five hut circles visible on the aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 42-43, Map 54, Figure 54.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

A probable small enclosure 'C' at 'Stalldown South-east 2' with four of five huts nearby all in poor condition of 4.6 to 7.7 metres diameter. Only one of them (Hut 3) retaining its doorposts.

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

At least three hut circles and fragments of enclosure walls set at the edge of a tall escarpment on the west side of the River Erme, north of Yadsworthy Waste. The site was surveyed whilst covered by dense summer bracken. The three huts comprise circular, turf-covered banks with some in situ stone visible, and approximate diameters of between 4 and 6 metres. One of the huts (SX 64114 61335) has the remains of a very fine entrance on the south-east arc of the wall comprising two large in situ slabs of granite. Two other huts connected by fragments of enclosure walls were barely visible beneath the bracken, but their condition is believed to be poor. An arc-shaped enclosure wall to the north of the huts is made up of spread boulders and heavily covered by vegetation.

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

Three 'Hut Cirles' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012768 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Three unenclosed hut circles on edge of scarp. Set into the hillside and now covered with dense bracken. Coursed walls with some orthostats and entrances. Average diameter of hut circles 5 metres.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442375, SX66SW69 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 20th July 1977. This open settlement consists of 3 free-standing hut circles on a steep south-east facing slope. Huts, average internal diameter 5.5 metres, are set into the hillside, have coursed walls with some orthostats. No evidence of cultivation in the area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1450-1.
SDV147975Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6461. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 4.
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).
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. 42-43, Map 54, Figure 54.4.
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. 1012768.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442375, SX66SW69.

Associated Monuments

MDV125538Parent of: Faint hut in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125539Parent of: Faint hut in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125535Parent of: Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125536Parent of: Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)
MDV125537Parent of: Hut circle in group on the west side of the Erme Valley, north of Lower Piles (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 17 2020 1:28PM