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HER Number:MDV4396
Name:Fragmentary settlement on Stonetor Down

Summary

Three short lengths of prehistoric walling associated with four hut circles. They are separated from a much larger settlement (SX 68 NW 21) by a broad band of clitter situated in a dry combe. The field walls have been disturbed by peat cutting and also partially robbed perhaps to provide material for an 18th/19th enclosure wall (SX 68 NW 52). They now have no identifiable pattern.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 642 852
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NW 16
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443716
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/30
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68NW16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1366-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 4352-3 4352-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221887.

Nothing visible on air photographs.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX68NW16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV239154.

(12/09/1951) Remains of three hut circles.
A. At SX 64338531 (shown on OS 6" 1965). The walls stand about 0.25 metre in height and are much overgrown. Mean diameter 7.0 metres.
B. At SX 64348528 Probably double-walled type, height 0.25 metre, diameter 4.5 metres. Probable entrance on east side.
C. At SX 64368527 Probably double-walled type, height 0.25 metres, diameter 5.0 metres.

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

All three visible on 1947 aerial photograph.

Price, D. G., 1985, Changing Perceptions of Prehistoric Tinning on Dartmoor, 129-138 (Article in Serial). SDV215975.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(02/05/1990) Centred SX 6430 8527 on the crest and moderate east-facing slope of Langridge are four huts (1-4 on the accompanying plan and tabulation) and three short lengths of prehistoric walling. They are separated from a much larger settlement (SX 68 NW 21) by a broad band of clitter situated in a dry combe.
The field walls have been disturbed by peat cutting and also partially robbed perhaps to provide material for an 18th/19th enclosure wall (SX 68 NW 52). They now have no identifiable pattern.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144050 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1997) SX 6430 8528. Enclosure and rubble bank forming outlying part of Stonetor Brook Head settlement. 1m wide rubble wall sanding up to 0.6m high, consisting of large rocks and medium stones. Probably an animal pound.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 188; fig 37.3 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215975Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1985. Changing Perceptions of Prehistoric Tinning on Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 117. 129-138.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 188; fig 37.3.
SDV221887Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 4352-3 4352-3.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1366-7.
SDV239154Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX68NW16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144050.
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.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV58346Parent of: Hut on Stonetor Down (Monument)
MDV4397Related to: Hut on Stonetor Down (Monument)
MDV4399Related to: Hut on Stonetor Down (Monument)
MDV4398Related to: Oval hut on Stonetor Down (Monument)
MDV58347Related to: Possible hut on Stonetor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8652 - Langridge Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2022 10:27AM