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HER Number:MDV5817
Name:Enclosure with hut circles north of Corringdon Ball, South Brent

Summary

Enclosure 'C (Butler) with four hut circles on Corringdon Ball is in poor condition

Location

Grid Reference:SX 670 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 24
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/107
  • Old SAM Ref: 10857
  • Pastscape: 441823

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4077-4078 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE24, SX66SE24 sketch plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV170996.

(13/04/1950) These antiquities are so vague and fragmentary that it is not possible to locate them accurately on the ground.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6660, 4/362-365 (Aerial Photograph). SDV176911.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX66SE24, SX66SE24 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV170991.

(12/07/1979) A small enclosed settlement situated at SX 6703 6101 on a slight north slope in an area of bracken and pasture. An oval enclosure, measuring 60.0m by 50.0m, is formed by a turf-covered rubble bank 1.5m wide and 0.4m high, save on the south-west where there is a 20.0m gap. Three very ruined huts are built onto the inner face of the enclosure, one at each side of the south-west gap and another at the north-east corner. All are set into the slope to form circular platforms with diameters from 7.5m to 8.2m. No entrances are visible.
Outside the enclosure, centred at SX 6699 6101, are two more hut sites represented by platforms set into the slope with a few stones protruding from the turf around the perimeters. The hut type is indeterminate. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 51-55 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

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

Oval enclosure with three hut circles attached to internal wall visible on 1977 and 1980 aerial photographs.

Griffiths, F. M., 1988, DAP/KB, 4-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV171002.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 87-9, Map 56, Figures 56.5 & 56.6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 'C' at 'Corringdon Ball enclosures' with few stones showing through the turf covering the boundary wall of 0.3 metres high but lost altogether at the north-east corner. The four or five huts of 5.5 to 7.0 metres diameter are poorly preserved so perhaps this site was abandoned at an early stage.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Enclosure is depicted on modern mapping, which closely matches the remains as seen on the a2015 onwards aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4077-4078.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 51-55.
SDV170991Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX66SE24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. unjk. SX66SE24.
SDV170996Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE24. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66SE24 sketch plan.
SDV171002Aerial Photograph: Griffiths, F. M.. 1988. DAP/KB. Devon County Council Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4-5.
SDV176911Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6660. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4/362-365.
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.
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. 87-9, Map 56, Figures 56.5 & 56.6.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127282 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV129576Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129577Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129578Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5814Related to: Agglomerated enclosure on Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5766Related to: Enclosure 'B' and hut circles at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25687Related to: Enclosure on Corringdon Ball bisected by the Corringdon Leat, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25693Related to: Hut circle north of Corringdon Ball (Monument)
MDV43509Related to: Hut north-west of enclosure north of Corringdon Ball (Monument)
MDV25686Related to: Hut north-west of enclosure north of Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25677Related to: Unenclosed hut circle settlement east of East Glaze Brook, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 22 2020 12:16PM