One of two stone hut circles on Corringdon Ball, north of Corringdon Farm

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1010476

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1992

Map

Ordnance survey map of One of two stone hut circles on Corringdon Ball, north of Corringdon Farm
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Location

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County: Devon

District: South Hams (District Authority)

Parish: South Brent

National Park: DARTMOOR

National Grid Reference: SX 67420 60644

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

Dartmoor is the largest expanse of open moorland in southern Britain and, because of exceptional conditions of preservation, it is also one of the most complete examples of an upland relict landscape in the whole country. The great wealth and diversity of archaeological remains provide direct evidence for human exploitation of the Moor from the early prehistoric period onwards. The well-preserved and often visible relationship between settlement sites, major land boundaries, trackways, ceremonial and funerary monuments as well as later industrial remains, gives significant insights into successive changes in the pattern of land use through time. Stone hut circles and hut settlements were the dwelling places of prehistoric farmers on Dartmoor. They mostly date from the Bronze Age, with the earliest examples on the Moor in this building tradition dating to about 1700 BC. The stone-based round houses consist of low walls or banks enclosing a circular floor area; remains of the turf or thatch roof are not preserved. The huts may occur singly or in small or large groups and may lie in the open or be enclosed by a bank of earth and stone. Although they are common on the Moor, their longevity and their relationship with other monument types provide important information on the diversity of social organisation and farming practices amongst prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

This stone hut circle is one of two closely associated with the reave system and the concentration of contemporary occupation evidence surviving on Corringdon Ball.

History

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Details

This stone hut circle is one of two on the southern slope of Corringdon Ball, north of Corringdon Farm. It lies south of the contemporary field or reave system on Corringdon Ball and forms part of a concentration of occupation evidence surviving in the area. The hut circle is 9m in diameter and has walls 1m in thickness and 0.5m in height, with an entrance to the south.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 10869

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
SX66SE-340, Ref SX66SE-340, (1991)

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