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HER Number:MDV4347
Name:Prehistoric settlement west of the River Erme, Cornwood

Summary

Two small enclosures, one incorporating a hut circle, and a free standing hut were recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1977 as well as fragmentary remains of irregular fields cover 5.0 hectares were noted as being partially visible under thick bracken. The fields may be earlier than the enclosures and hut since they appear to underlie them.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 616
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SW 49
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/85
  • Old SAM Ref: 10514
  • Pastscape: 442321

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Brooking-Rowe, J., 1894, 6th Report of the Committee on Devonshire Records, 26 (Article in Serial). SDV157021.

Baring Gould, S., 1900, A Book of Dartmoor, 86 (Monograph). SDV277387.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6061, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156974.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SW49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173520.

(03/08/1977) Two small enclosures, one incorporating a hut circle, and a free standing hut situated upon a south-east facing slope at 290m OD recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1977 (see related records).
Also, fragmentary remains of irregular fields cover 5.0 hectares and are partially visible under thick bracken. The fields may be earlier than the enclosures and hut since they appear to underlie them. Survey revised at a scale of 1:10 000 on MSD.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 42-44, Map 54, Figure 54.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Prehistoric settlement at 'Stalldown South-east 2' consisting of features 'E' and 'F' and 'G' and Hut Circle '4'.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Settlement and Field System' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012766 & 1012767 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Small enclosure, 28 metres by 25 metres has a hut circle 10.5 metres in diameter at the southern end. It is heavily overgrown by bracken and its entrance cannot be certainly identified. There are also two stone hut circles in dense bracken on the south-east slope of Stalldown, are 6 metres in diameter with walls over a metre high and are joined by a sinuous wall of large granite boulders up to a metre high and approximately 30 metres long.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156974Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6061. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. 1.
SDV157021Article in Serial: Brooking-Rowe, J.. 1894. 6th Report of the Committee on Devonshire Records. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 26. Unknown. 26.
SDV173520Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SW49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277387Monograph: Baring Gould, S.. 1900. A Book of Dartmoor. A Book of Dartmoor. Unknown. 86.
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. 42-44, Map 54, Figure 54.4.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124910 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012766 & 1012767.

Associated Monuments

MDV42374Parent of: Enclosure within a prehistoric settlement to the west of the River Erme, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV27910Parent of: Small enclosure on the southern slope of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19973Parent of: Small prehistoric enclosure on the lower slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV19975Parent of: Small prehistoric hut circle on the lower slopes of Stalldown, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4348Related to: Enclosure with a hut circle in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127994Related to: Hut circle within the boundary wall of prehistoric enclosure in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV15071Related to: Piles Reave in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 20 2020 12:25PM