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HER Number:MDV6102
Name:Hut with enclosures at northern end of Corndon Down

Summary

A hut circle, and associated enclosure walls on the northern lower slope of Corndon Down. The hut survives as an earth and stone bank with level interior. Several slabs of the interior wall lining survive in situ. The diameter is 8m and the walls are spread to 2m wide and 0.8m high. The entrance opening on the south side has one door jamb in situ. The hut sits within an approximately rectangular enclosure which is itself associated with the Dartmeet Reave system. The enclosure comprises low turf-covered stony banks

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 759
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: SX 67 NE 41
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/89
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67NE41
  • Pastscape: 442489

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX67NE41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346973.

Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 99,101 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.

A hut circle with a diameter of 8.38 metres with four fields at the north end of Corndon Down above Walla Brook. One of the Dartmoor settlements which are Iron Age, but which could have started in the Bronze Age.

Royal Air Force, 1964, 6399, 24-25 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228504.

Other details: F61 58.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6875/4, 117-125 (Aerial Photograph). SDV289775.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 969 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V 969 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67NE (Cartographic). SDV337077.

Three hut circles at SX67707597, SX67677595 and SX67747596 with a double hut circle at SX67767595, within a field of ridge and furrow. Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 132, Map 16, Sites 1-5. (Monograph). SDV299725.

The stones of hut circle (Site 1) appear to have been too massive to clear from within the later field, with a particularly large slab at the entrance on the south side.

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

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

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut circle shown.

Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

(14/03/2008) A hut circle, and associated enclosure walls on the northern lower slope of Corndon Down. The hut survives as an earth and stone bank with level interior. Several slabs of the interior wall lining survive in situ. The diameter is 8m and the walls are spread to 2m wide and 0.8m high. The entrance opening on the south side has one door jamb in situ. The hut sits within an approximately rectangular enclosure which is itself associated with the Dartmeet Reave system. The enclosure comprises low turf-covered stony banks

Sources / Further Reading

SDV228504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 24-25.
SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 99,101.
SDV289775Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6875/4. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 117-125.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 132, Map 16, Sites 1-5..
SDV337077Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 969.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346973Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX67NE41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #96730 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV128751Related to: Enclosures at northern end of Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV27266Related to: Field of ridge and furrow on Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV26167Related to: Ridge and Furrow, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2020 2:21PM