Partially Enclosed Stone Hut Circle Settlement 650m South East of Tawcroft


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council


South Tawton

Parliamentary Constituency

Central Devon

Grid Reference

SN627627 (262687, 92452)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7149, -3.94524

Nearest Postcode

EX20 1QZ

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A partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement situated on a north west facing slope of Cosdon Hill overlooking the valley of the River Taw. The enclosure survives as a 50 metre long by 36 metre wide oval shaped area defined by a 2.4 metre wide and 0.4 metre high earthwork, with occasional orthostats. Two short lengths of walling lead from the northern side of the enclosure, suggesting that it may have been agglomerated, though because of peat accumulation the extent and character of the additional enclosures could not be established by fieldwork. A substantial gap in the western circuit of the enclosure may be the result of robbing, although a smaller one on the same side may represent an original entrance. There are two stone hut circles attached to the inner face of the main enclosure, a third lies close to one of the possible additional enclosure walls and four more lie to the south west. The stone hut circles survive as stone and earth banks each surrounding a circular internal area and two have visible doorways. Scheduled.

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