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HER Number:MDV13273
Name:Hut circle east of the leat at Corringdon Ball, South Brent


Hut circle the northern of two to the east of the leat at Corringdon Ball


Grid Reference:SX 669 606
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE105
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442072
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/139
  • Old SAM Ref: 10868
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2494 4077-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.

Ordnance Survey, 1975, OS/75/298, 083-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346964.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE105 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148647.

(04/08/1977) AT SX 66986063 on the south west facing slopes of Corringdon Ball, above Newland's Brakes, and south east of SX 66 SE 47 are two hut circles.
The north-western example is a Type 2 hut, with levelled interior; its internal diameter is 10.3m. and its wall, double faced is 1.1m. thick. The other hut is very ruinous but recognisable by its levelled interior and the footings of the wall, its type cannot be determined, internal diameter approximately 7.5m. (Type site: SX 56 NE 71).
Found during field investigation.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Remains of hut circle on Corringdon Ball.

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

Large hut circle visible on 1948 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 87-9, Map 56, Figure 56.5 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '7' is one of a pair just above the leat at 'Corringdon Ball field system' consists of two hut circles

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1010469 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This stone hut circle is the north-western of two on the southern slope of Corringdon Ball, some 30 metres north of Corringdon Leat. These hut circles form part of a concentration of occupation evidence surviving in the area. This hut circle is 14 metres in diameter and has double faced walls 1.5 metres in thickness and 1 metre in height, with an entrance to the south-west.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV148647Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE105. 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.
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. 87-9, Map 56, Figure 56.5.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2494 4077-8.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80841 ]
SDV346964Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1975. OS/75/298. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. 083-4.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1010469.

Associated Monuments

MDV13272Related to: Hut circle east of the leat at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13274Related to: Hut circle east of the leat at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13291Related to: PARALLEL REAVE SYSTEM in the Parish of South Brent, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2022 5:14PM