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HER Number:MDV4241
Name:Hut circles within Enclosure 'B' on Erme Plains, Cornwood


Four poorly preserved huts are attached to Enclosure 'B' (Butler) three on the western side and the fourth at the south-eastern side. A fifth hut lies just outside enclosure to south-east. Only survive as vague clusters of stones.


Grid Reference:SX 636 649
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/39
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/39/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV164863.

Huts F (SX6359 6499) and G (SX6359 6496); remains of two hut circles within an enclosure. Only vague clusters of stones now remain.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 69-70, Map 55, Figure 55.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

The four small hut circles around the edge of Enclosure 'B' are only 2.5 metres across and are more likely to be store houses than dwellings.

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

Four huts surveyed attached to walls of this enclosure and a further small hut just outside enclosure to south-east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV164863Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 69-70, Map 55, Figure 55.3.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4236Part of: Enclosure 'B' and hut circles on Erme Plains, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2020 12:14PM