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HER Number:MDV4263
Name:South-eastern enclosure 'C' on Stalldown, Cornwood

Summary

Enclosure 'C' a sub-rectangular, prehistoric enclosure, on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down; part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location. The internal area is a mostly clear space of 0.34 hectares.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 611
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/21/3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/21/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 10518
  • Pastscape: 442223

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, LANEBA - 2500 BC to 2001 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

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

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

D-shaped enclosure visible on the 1976 aerial photograph containing two hut circles, one of which is attached to the perimeter wall.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 41-42, Map 54, Figure 54.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 'B' at Stalldown South-East 1 is part of one of the largest settlements in the Erme valley across the south-eastern foot of Stalldown. The wall surrounding Enclosure B is 0.3 metres high with Hut 3 of 6.2 metres diameter on the west side and Hut 4 of 6.5 metres diameter just outside the western boundary.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

A sub-rectangular, prehistoric enclosure, on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down; part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location (MDV 4259). The internal area is a mostly clear space of 0.34 hectares. The walls have probably been robbed and survive as low spread turf-covered banks, mostly lower than 0.4 metres or, on the eastern end, a shallow scarp. A hut circle is located just inside the western end of the enclosure, adjacent to a 15 metre breach in the wall. The circular bank of the hut is approximately 0.5 metres high and spread to 3.5 metres. Few stones are visible but the internal diameter was approximately 7 metres. A breach on the southern arc of the circle was the entrance, where two displaced slabs of the door lining remain present.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012771 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

One of the enclosures in an unenclosed stone hut settlement, comprising thirty-four hut circles and six enclosures, lies on a gentle slope north-east of Yadsworthy. The archaeological features lie on either side of a modern track. Fifteen of the huts are attached to enclosures or banks, four are in two attached pairs, the rest are detached and they vary in size and construction, remaining up to a metre high and 12 metres in diameter with orthostatic walling and entrances. The banks also include orthostats, remaining over a metre in height in some places.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 44223, SX66SW21 (Website). SDV363416.

Enclosure 'C' at SX 6380 6111 is 65 metres by 60 metres and covering 0.4 hectares, has walls 1.2 metres wide by 0.2 metres high and is in very poor condition. The interior has been cleared. A terraced, Type 2, hut circle, internal diameter 6.7 metres wall 1.5 metre wide has an east facing entrance and evidently predates the enclosure wall with which it is integrated.

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.
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. 41-42, Map 54, Figure 54.3.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124742 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012771.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 44223, SX66SW21.

Associated Monuments

MDV127841Parent of: Hut circle on the west side of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127842Parent of: Hut circle to the west of a Prehistoric enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4259Part of: Prehistoric settlement with enclosures and hut circles on the south side of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19969Related to: Eastern enclosure 'D' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV123438Related to: Enclosure 'B' within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19971Related to: Free-standing hut circle within large settlement on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127924Related to: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127925Related to: Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127880Related to: Hut circle within north-eastern enclosure on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127923Related to: Hut circle within small prehistoric Enclosure 'E' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127926Related to: Linear features within prehistoric settlement on the lower southern slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19970Related to: North-eastern enclosure 'F' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4260Related to: North-western enclosure 'A' on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV26726Related to: Small prehistoric enclosure 'E' with hut on Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2020 5:26PM