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HER Number:MDV4322
Name:Hut circle in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood


Hut circle on perimeter of enclosure; part of a series of joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom.


Grid Reference:SX 634 640
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of prehistoric hut circle settlements at Blatchford Bottom, as well as extensive area of medieval or later tin streamworks along the Bledge Brook and the River Erme

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/70/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV156510.

Hut A: remains of one of two hut circles associated with fragmentary enclosures. There is no obvious entrance. This circle measures approximately 7.0 meters in diameter.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 56-7, map 54, Figure 54.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle built into perimeter wall of one of the joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom. This circle measures between 6.2 - 8.2 meters in diameter and has no obvious entrance.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

Hut circle shown within western boundary of enclosure.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A prehistoric hut circle is incorporated into the wall of an enclosure on the lower western slope of the Erme Valley, to the north of Blatchford Bottom. The hut and enclosure are part of a settlement complex (see MDV4321). The embanked walls of this hut are very spread and turf covered. Some stone of the interior facing wall survives, suggesting an internal diameter of approximately 6.5 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV156510Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW7. 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. 56-7, map 54, Figure 54.16.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122896 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4321Part of: Bronze Age settlement north of Blatchford Bottom (Monument)
MDV126941Related to: Two hut circles in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2019 2:25PM