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HER Number:MDV4350
Name:Four prehistoric hut circles near small enclosure in the Erme Valley, Cornwood


Line of four huts associated with small enclosure and hut circle to the south-west and an isolated hut circle to the north-west


Grid Reference:SX 642 615
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SW 50
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/88
  • Pastscape: 442324

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

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

Second of two hut circles with enclosure in the Erme Valley.

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

Four aligned hut circles along the slope at 'Stalldown south-east 2' with diameters between 5 metres and 7.7 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Hut circle shown on the modern mapping. Slightly to the south of the location provided by 1977 survey.

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

At SX 64226157 is the remains of a Type 2 hut of internal diameter 7.0 metres with walling 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Poor condition prevents identification of the entrance. Associated with enclosure and hut circle to the south.
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.

Row of four hut circles shown on survey.

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

An east-west alignment of four prehistoric hut circles to the east of a small enclosure on the lower southern slopes of Stall Down; part of a large concentration of huts and enclosures spread across this location. The huts are between 13 metres and 30 metres apart and the largest may be approximately 5 metres in diameter. The site was recorded whilst beneath summer braken growth and too densely covered for precise description or measurement.

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.
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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: #125021 ]

Associated Monuments

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)
MDV4349Related to: Isolated prehistoric hut circle 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 1:46PM