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HER Number:MDV19973
Name:Small prehistoric enclosure on the lower slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Small prehistoric enclosure on the lower slopes of Stalldown

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 616
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a group of scattered bronze age hut circles and enclosures in the Erme Valley

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/85/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Feature shown on 19th century map.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

An approximately circular prehistoric enclosure on the lower slopes of Stall Down, part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location. Although having the appearance of a very large hut circle, this feature is more likely to be an enclosure with an internal diameter of over 15 metres. The walls are built from moorstone and though largely collapsed robbing appears to have been less of a problem here than at other similar sites in this area. The site was recorded whilst beneath summer bracken growth and was too densely covered for precise description or measurement.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442321, SX66SW49 (Website). SDV363416.

The oval enclosure at SX64046163 measures 14.5 metres by 26.0 metres internally with tumbled rubble walling 2.0 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. It has a levelled interior and an entrance to the south-east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117257 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442321, SX66SW49.

Associated Monuments

MDV4347Part of: Prehistoric settlement west of the River Erme, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV42374Related to: Enclosure within a prehistoric settlement to the west of the River Erme, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27910Related to: Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27910Related to: Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27910Related to: Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27910Related to: Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19975Related to: Small prehistoric hut circle on the lower slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2020 3:08PM