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HER Number:MDV19975
Name:Small prehistoric hut circle on the lower slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood


Small prehistoric hut circle on the lower slopes of Stalldown


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/85/3
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

A free standing prehistoric hut circle on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down is part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location. The walls have much stone surviving and the internal diameter is up to 8 metres. The site was recorded whilst beneath summer bracken growth and was too densely covered for precise description or measurement.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

The isolated hut at SX64046167 is of Type 1 with a sunken and levelled interior and a south-east entrance. Its internal diameter is 9.5 metres with walling 1.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high, and is in poor condition. A ruined wall seems to connect the hut and
the enclosure at SX64046163.

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: #117256 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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)
MDV19973Related to: Small prehistoric enclosure 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