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HER Number:MDV28125
Name:Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stall Down, Cornwood

Summary

Small fragment of what may have been a prehistoric enclosure on the southern slope of Stall Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 614
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragmentary walling and earthwork remains of a prehistoric enclosure on the south side of Stall Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/236
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6361, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138823.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

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

Very small fragment of what may have been an enclosure. Less than 0.1 hectares.

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

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

An isolated and incomplete enclosure on the southern slopes of Stall Down. The surviving section of the wall is semicircular, 15 metres at its widest point. with a tail on the southern end, resembling a reflected question mark. Although the earthwork bank is very slight at approximately 1 metre wide, many stones of the wall survive in situ. There is no evidence for a continuation of the bank and no associated hut circles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138823Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6361. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117088 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2019 11:47AM