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HER Number:MDV53017
Name:Settlement on north-east side of Corndon Down

Summary

Prehistoric settlement to the south-west of West Shallowford farmstead on north-east side of Corndon Down: set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system

Location

Grid Reference:SX 688 752
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 619165
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/123
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67NE207
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 64 (Monograph). SDV229071.

A Bronze Age settlement cluster lies on the north-east slopes of Corndon near Shallowford. Six huts are distributed in a "neighbourhood group". Huts 'a' and 'b' are located at SX69187534 and SX69067534, the other 4, 'c'-'f', are located at SX68907532, SX68837537, SX68837532 and SX68877517. It is notable that field size increases to the south, away from the group. Other details: Figure 28.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 132-3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

West Shallowford Prehistoric settlement on the north-east face of Corndon Down. Cross-banks occur around 6 huts uphill from West Shallowford farmstead which probably formed part of a larger settlement based on the river. A pair of huts below the road are in poor condition. Few stones remain in the wall of a hut of 7.5 metres diameter in the angle of the field walls. Whilst another of 4 metres diameter lies partly buried below a later bank and ditch. Built on to the same reave 240 metres uphill are two fields and a paddock surrounding a much better preserved hut of 5.9 metres diameter with an entrance 0.6 metres wide opening to the south. Northwards another pair of huts are built on the edge of a square field, one of which survives with a diameter of 6 metres confined within the junction of Medieval banks. A double banked passageway seems to lead downhill to the other much smaller hut of 3 metres diameter with its walls still standing to 0.5 metres high. Downhill from these are the slight remains of another hut tucked into the corner of two banks. Other details: Map 17, Site 1.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 2008, SX67NE207 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347120.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 619165 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV347121.

A group of five dispersed hut circles, some within or attached to small enclosures and all associated with the Dartmeet parallel reave system on the gently sloping, north-east lower slopes of Corndon Down, Described as a neighbourhood group all the huts are within 300 metres of each other.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 64.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 132-3.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94532 ]
SDV347120Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 2008. SX67NE207. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347121National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 619165. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV26164Parent of: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26170Parent of: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26169Parent of: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26441Parent of: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26168Parent of: Hut Circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:28AM