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HER Number:MDV28607
Name:Possible longhouse on Corndon Down

Summary

Unconfirmed site of a longhouse. Recorded by Haynes in the 1960s-70s, it was said to have been bulldozed in 1966. No remains could be found in 1980.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 692 741
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/452

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., 1978, Typescript notes and plans (Un-published). SDV285917.

On the lower eastern slope of Corndon Down at SX692-741- is the remains of a probable longhouse, 48 feet by 12 feet, probably cross-passage with upper room. Remains of a short protective wall from the north doorway to the end of the house. The protective wall and a wall projecting from the southern end were destroyed by bulldozer in 1966. Excavated in 1966. Complete pot recovered from bedroom area (1978).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE127, 3/6/1980 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV285916.

No remains of a longhouse could be identified and the present fields have the appearance of being cleared in recent times with quantities of rubble spread along the bases of the enclosure walls.


White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Corndon Tor is included in the list; no further information included.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285916Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE127. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 3/6/1980.
SDV285917Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1978. Typescript notes and plans. Unknown.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2018 3:18PM