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HER Number:MDV6484
Name:Hut circle 400m south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down

Summary

One of a number of hut circles associated with a possible Iron Age settlement east of Sherwell on Corndon Down. Set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 746
Map Sheet:SX67SE
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 SE 6
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/92
  • Pastscape: 442871

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3421 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Four hut circles with a field system; "heavily lyncheted" within the modern farm enclosure. One of the Dartmoor settlements which are Iron Age, but which could have started in the Bronze Age.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 713 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(Site visited 15/5/1979). Together with PRN 6455, 6456 and 26345 this hut circle forms a group of four dwellings with a field system which is heavily lyncheted within the modern farm enclosure. It is Iron Age but could have been started in the Bronze Age. Other details: Volume 4.

Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Shown on undated Ordnance Survey drawing in parish file.

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1748, 384-386 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282313.

On a south west facing slope centred at SX681746, are the remains of six hut circles, now mainly within modern enclosures which themselves incorporate remains of a parallel reave system (PRN 6030). The majority are Type 2 huts and integrated within the boundaries of the reave system. The interiors measure between 4.3 meters and 8.0 meters in diameter with walling averaging 1.2 meters wide and 0.7 meters high. The entrances, where visible, are mainly to the south. The general condition of the huts are poor. Other details: Plan.

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

Hut circle in the corner of enclosed field known as the croft within the parallel reave system (PRN 6030). Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 128-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of at least ten hut circles in the Sherwell prehistoric settlement, which consists of a number of fields within the reave system, many with a single hut circle built at the edge or corner.
Hut circle 5 measures 8.4 meters in diameter and is constructed of massive stones, some of which are still supporting the existing wall. It lies just inside the uphill edge of the enclosed area. Other details: Map 15, 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.

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

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

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 384-386.
SDV282313Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3421.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 128-9.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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.
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. 713.
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: #97699 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26345Related to: Hut circle 245 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6455Related to: Hut circle 250 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6456Related to: Hut circle 340 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79783Related to: Hut circle 350 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79782Related to: Hut circle 385 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6457Related to: Hut circle 530 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79781Related to: Hut circle 550 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79780Related to: Hut circle 660 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV26347Related to: Possible enclosure with hut 150 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2020 1:10PM