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HER Number:MDV20056
Name:Enclosure 'A' with hut circles on Corringdon Ball, South Brent


Sub-circular encloure 'A' (OS) with hut circles is the southern of four adjoining enclosures on Corringdon Ball


Grid Reference:SX 669 608
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/104/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 522
  • Old SAM Ref: 10859

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=23/12/1977 (os). "a" the earliest of the sequential enclosures, sub- circular, 60m x 56m. Constructued of rubble walling 3m wide, 1.5m high. Two probable entrance gaps. Hut built against the inside of the enclosure together with a yard.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2494 4076-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6660, 4/362-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV176911.

Photograph taken on 20th May 1977.

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1743, 51-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV174615.

Photograph taken on 9th April 1980.

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

Visible on 1980 and 1977 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 87-9, Map 56, Figures 56.5 & 56.6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Southern and largest enclosure at Settlement 'A' at 'Corringdon Ball Enclosures' with two hut circles on the east side.

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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1010208 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This agglomerated enclosure lies on the south west slope of Corringdon Ball, some 50 metres above Corringdon Leat and is a major element in the concentration of occupation evidence occurring in the area. The agglomeration consists of four enclosures with at least six hut circles set within them.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441805, SX66SE20 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investiagation on 23rd December 1977. On the south-west slope of Corringdon Ball between 310 metres and 325 metres OD is a settlement of 0.6 hectares with four conjoined enclosures and four huts, all in poor condition.
Enclosure 'A', at SX 66946807, the earliest of the sequential enclosures is sub circular and measures 60.0 metres by 56.0 metres. The enclosure is constructed of rubble walling, 3.0 metres wide and 1.5 metres high, with two probable entrance gaps, one to the south-west 3.0 metres wide and the other to the north-west, a 1.0 metre gap into enclosure 'D'. Built against the inside of 'A' is a Type 2 hut with a levelled interior of 3.0 metres internal diameter, and walling 2.0 metres wide and 0.8 metres high; no entrance is visible. A yard of similar construction with a diameter of 6.5 metres adjoins the wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174615Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1743. 51-4.
SDV176911Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6660. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4/362-5.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. 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, Figures 56.5 & 56.6.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2494 4076-8.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82654 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1010208.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441805, SX66SE20.

Associated Monuments

MDV129568Parent of: Hut circle within Enclosure 'A' on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129569Parent of: Hut circle within Enclosure 'A' on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5814Part of: Agglomerated enclosure on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV20057Related to: Enclosure 'B' with hut circles on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV20058Related to: Enclosure 'C' on Corringdon Ball with hut circles, South Brent (Monument)
MDV20059Related to: Enclosure 'D' on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 21 2020 1:43PM