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HER Number:MDV4360
Name:Hut Circle Settlement north of Dendles Waste and east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood

Summary

Unenclosed hut circles settlement to the east of Broadall Lake. A modern wall may possibly obscure a continuation of Penn Moor reave

Location

Grid Reference:SX 613 631
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/98
  • Old SAM County Ref: 440

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Group of 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.


English Heritage, 1969-1989, English Heritage Records Office SAM Record, 1002524 (Un-published). SDV349864.

The monument includes an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement situated on a south facing slope forming the eastern side of the valley of the Broadall Lake. The settlement is defined to the north by the Penn Moor Reave which has been incorporated into the later moorland boundary wall. The monument survives as twenty three stone hut circles or hut platforms with some unconnected short lengths of boundary banks. Four of the stone hut circles are attached to the Penn Moor Reave, a number are submerged in peat and two lie a distance away from the main group. The walls of the huts are generally formed by single faced orthostats and measure approximately 0.7 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The hut interiors range between 4.5 metres to 9 metres in diameter. Entrances to the hut circles generally face to the south-east, several of the doorways are apparently defined by upstanding stone door jambs, one hut has an entrance porch. The huts are mainly terraced into the hill slope and have level interiors. A further settlement survives to the west and is the subject of a separate scheduling.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6163, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166611.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 180, Map 52, Figure 52.6 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Broadall Lake East hut circle settlement containing 15 huts circles of 5-9 metres diameter. Four of the huts are built against the Penn Beacon reave to the north.


Cornwood Parishoners, 1997, Hawns and Dendles - The 'In Between', 14 (Monograph). SDV360414.

Bronze Age settlement containing at least 19 hut circles with associated walling with the outer boundary built on to a long Prehistoric reave.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1998, Hawns and Dendles: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 4-9, Figures 3, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV346246.

Large Prehistoric hut settlement consisting of 23 hut circles and stances in varying degrees of preservation. Internal diameters range from 4 metres to 8.6 metres and construction ranges from small boulders and rubble to large orthostatic slabs and posts. All the huts are slightly oval and terraced into the south facing slope. The vestigial walls and clearings adjacent to some of the huts have created a pattern of sub-circular pounds or plots.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Settlement' shown on modern mapping with 12 hut circles.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 180, Map 52, Figure 52.6.
SDV166611Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6163. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346246Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1998. Hawns and Dendles: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 4-9, Figures 3, Appendix 1.
SDV349864Un-published: English Heritage. 1969-1989. English Heritage Records Office SAM Record. English Heritage. A4 Spiral Bound. 1002524. [Mapped feature: #91775 ]
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360414Monograph: Cornwood Parishoners. 1997. Hawns and Dendles - The 'In Between'. The Book of Cornwood and Lutton. 14.

Associated Monuments

MDV119886Parent of: Hut Circle (1) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119923Parent of: Hut Circle (10) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119925Parent of: Hut Circle (11) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119929Parent of: Hut Circle (12) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119932Parent of: Hut Circle (13) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119933Parent of: Hut Circle (14) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119934Parent of: Hut Circle (15) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119937Parent of: Hut Circle (17) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119942Parent of: Hut Circle (19) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119887Parent of: Hut Circle (2) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119946Parent of: Hut Circle (21) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119952Parent of: Hut Circle (23) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119954Parent of: Hut Circle (24) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119915Parent of: Hut Circle (3) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119916Parent of: Hut Circle (4) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119917Parent of: Hut Circle (5) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119918Parent of: Hut Circle (6) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119919Parent of: Hut Circle (7) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119920Parent of: Hut Circle (8) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119921Parent of: Hut Circle (9) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119948Parent of: Hut Circle or Stance (22) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119940Parent of: Hut stance (18) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119943Parent of: Hut Stance (20) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV119935Parent of: Stance or Hut Circle (16) east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV4284Related to: Hut circle settlement west of Broadall Lake (Monument)
MDV15069Related to: Penn Moor Reave East, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV120037Related to: Tin Streamworks east of Broadall Lake, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4965 - Hawns and Dendles, Cornwood: An Archaeological survey by the Royal Commission

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2017 2:06PM