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HER Number:MDV4349
Name:Isolated prehistoric hut circle in the Erme Valley, Cornwood


Isolated prehistoric hut circle in the Erme Valley to the south of a modern track


Grid Reference:SX 641 615
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/87

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.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 50 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW50 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV157019.

One of two hut circles in the Erme Valley.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 43, Map 54, Figure 54.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle at 'Stalldown South-east' to the north of Enclosure 'D' which has been damaged by the track to the north.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 16/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

Nothing now remains of the hut at SX 64186159, which may have been destroyed for roadstone. Revised 1:10 000 on MSD and AM (citing Field Investigators Comments, F1 NJA, 03/08/1977).

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

A free-standing prehistoric hut circle on the lower slopes of Stall Down; part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location. The hut stands just below a modern track and has been damaged by the imposition of a pipeline.The walls comprise stony turf-covered banks with some larger stone protruding. The internal diameter is approximately 6.3 metres. The site was recorded whilst beneath summer braken growth and too densely covered for precise description or measuement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 50.
SDV157019Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW50. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 43, Map 54, Figure 54.4.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 16/09/2016.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117253 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4348Related to: Enclosure with a hut circle in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4350Related to: Four prehistoric hut circles near small enclosure in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127994Related to: Hut circle within the boundary wall of prehistoric enclosure in the Erme Valley, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Apr 17 2020 1:47PM