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HER Number:MDV4323
Name:Hut circle in enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood

Summary

Hut circle on southern perimeter of enclosure which is part of a series of joined enclosures north of Blatchford Bottom.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 634 639
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/71
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map with a curving boundary to the south.

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

Hut B: the remains of one of two hut circles with fragmentary enclosure. This circle has no obvious entrance and measures 8.0 meters in diameter.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6364, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155390.

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

Visible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 56-57, Map 54, Figure 54.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle with fragments of enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom.

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

Hut circles shown on modern mapping.

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

Remnants of three enclosures and five hut circles shown.

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. It is one of several hut circles associated with an enclosure complex (MDV27894). It has stony traces of the inner wall face in situ, providing an internal measurement of 7.7 metres diameter. Fallen stones representing a possible entrance survive on the south side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155390Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6364. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV156510Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 56-57, 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: #123042 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27894Part of: Bronze Age hut circle settlement north of Blatchford Bottom , Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126990Related to: Hut circle in central enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126993Related to: Northerrn of two hut circles in the northern enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27895Related to: Southern hut circle of prehistoric settlement north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV126991Related to: Southern of two hut circles in the northern enclosure north of Blatchford Bottom, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2019 9:47AM