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HER Number:MDV20529
Name:Four Prehistoric Hut Circles north of Hawns Farmstead, Cornwood

Summary

Row of four Prehistoric hut circles running south to north to the north of Hawns Medieval farmstead

Location

Grid Reference:SX 613 626
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/154
  • Old SAM County Ref: 442 (PART ONLY)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 1969-1989, English Heritage Records Office SAM Record, 1002526 (Un-published). SDV349864.

The monument includes a stone hut circle situated on a south west facing slope overlooking the valley of Broadall Lake. The stone hut circle survives as a 6.6 metre diameter internal area surrounded by a double orthostatic wall measuring up to 2 metres wide with an average height of 0.5 metres. A north facing gap is unlikely to represent an original entrance.
Further archaeological remains survive within the vicinity of the monument, some are scheduled, but others are not currently protected and these are not included within the scheduling because they have not been formally assessed. .


Greeves, T. + Robinson, R., 1983, Hawns deserted medieval settlement, Cornwood (Worksheet). SDV154450.

Site visited on 22nd March 1983. At least three well-preserved Prehistoric hut circles in dense conifer plantation. Sketch on worksheet. The southern hut is Scheduled as an Ancient Monument, although its description in fact refers to sx66sw/97. It is likely that other unrecorded features survive in the plantation.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1998, Hawns and Dendles: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 9, Figures 4-5, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV346246.

Group fo four hut circles located to the north of Hawns deserted settlement. One of these hut circles has been Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
Hut 1: At SX61326260 has an internal diameter of 6.6 metres with a wall circa 2 metres thick and eight orthostats in situ although the position of the entrance is not evident.
Hut 2 : At SX61336262 is a rather disturbed hut of 6.2 metres internal diameter with only four surviving stones and no apparent entrance.
Hut 3: At 6135624 is a rather ill defined ring of rubble and tumbled stones of circa 6 metres internal diameter and no apparent entrance.
Hut 4: At SX61346271 has an internal diameter of circa 6.5 metres. It has five orthostats on the north-east side and two other slabs have collapsed inwards. The position of the entrance is not evident.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154450Worksheet: Greeves, T. + Robinson, R.. 1983. Hawns deserted medieval settlement, Cornwood. Worksheet. Worksheet.
SDV346246Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1998. Hawns and Dendles: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 9, Figures 4-5, Appendix 1.
SDV349864Un-published: English Heritage. 1969-1989. English Heritage Records Office SAM Record. English Heritage. A4 Spiral Bound. 1002526.

Associated Monuments

MDV120032Related to: Cider Mill Stone north of Hawns Farmstead, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119886Related to: Hut Circle (1) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119923Related to: Hut Circle (10) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119925Related to: Hut Circle (11) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119929Related to: Hut Circle (12) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119932Related to: Hut Circle (13) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119933Related to: Hut Circle (14) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119934Related to: Hut Circle (15) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119937Related to: Hut Circle (17) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119942Related to: Hut Circle (19) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119887Related to: Hut Circle (2) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119946Related to: Hut Circle (21) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119952Related to: Hut Circle (23) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119954Related to: Hut Circle (24) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119915Related to: Hut Circle (3) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119916Related to: Hut Circle (4) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119917Related to: Hut Circle (5) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119918Related to: Hut Circle (6) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119919Related to: Hut Circle (7) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119920Related to: Hut Circle (8) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119921Related to: Hut Circle (9) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119948Related to: Hut Circle or Stance (22) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119940Related to: Hut stance (18) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119943Related to: Hut Stance (20) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27923Related to: Medieval Field system at Hawns, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4276Related to: Prehistoric Cairn in Dendles Waste, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119935Related to: Stance or Hut Circle (16) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119884Related to: Two Prehistoric Hut Circles south of Dendles Farmstead, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4965 - Hawns and Dendles, Cornwood: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2017 11:21AM