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HER Number:MDV28117
Name:Three unenclosed Prehistoric hut circles south of enclosures, Cornwood

Summary

Three unenclosed hut circles to the south of the three adjoining enclosures at Blatchford Bottom (north)

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 642
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/207

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Three unenclosed hut circles to the south of the Prehistoric enclosures.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.

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

Three hut circles visible adjacent to agglomerated enclosure.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 67-68, Map 55, Figure 55.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Three hut circles shown to the south of the Blatchford Bottom 2 enclosures.

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

Three hut circles shown.

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

Three poorly-preserved prehistoric hut circles located just outside the south-east exterior of an enclosed hut settlement (MDV4243), on sloping ground, 70 metres north-west of the River Erme. All three comprise, disturbed, approximately circular, turf-covered mounds, with slightly hollowed centres and very few visible stones. The spread diameter of the huts is between 4.5 metres and 5.5 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut circles shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442174, SX66SW6 (Website). SDV362732.

A Bronze Age enclosed hut circle settlement with outlying hut circles. An enclosed settlement of 0.6 hectares. The walling of the enclosures averages 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. All the huts are of type 1 and in poor condition with levelled interiors and most have southern entrances and their internal diameters vary from 2.0 metres to 4.0 metres, with walling averaging 1.6 metre wide and 0.6 metres high. The huts within the enclosure are integrated with the walling and the majority appear to have preceded the enclosures. Two yards at SX 63566425 and SX 63616430 are attached to the enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 67-68, Map 55, Figure 55.1.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122885 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442174, SX66SW6.

Associated Monuments

MDV4243Part of: Prehistoric enclosure and hut circles on the east side of Stall Moor in the Erme valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126939Related to: Group of five Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4244Related to: Group of four Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126938Related to: Prehistoric hut circle at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126937Related to: Two Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126940Related to: Two Prehistoric hut circles at Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2019 11:31AM