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HER Number:MDV79780
Name:Hut circle 660 metres 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. A hut circle which has a diameter of 7.0 metres, with a level interior. Set against enclosure wall. The walls are barely discernable, probably robbed to supply medieval enclosure. No visible entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 744
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
  • Pastscape: 442871

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East (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 11 is fragmentary and only part of the circumference remains. It measures approximately 4.5 meters in diameter and the downhill section appears to have been deliberately cleared.

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.

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

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

(14/03/2008) A dispersed group of hut circles sited around the south and east side and within the modern Sherril enclosures.
SX 6835 7440. A hut circle which has a diameter of 7.0 metres, with a level interior. Set against enclosure wall. The walls are barely discernable, probably robbed to supply medieval enclosure. No visible entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume.
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. [Mapped feature: #106582 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: 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)
MDV6484Related to: Hut circle 400m 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)
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 1:23PM