Medieval hut NW of Dendles Wood

Devon

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

South Hams District Council

Parish

Cornwood

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Devon

Grid Reference

SN614614 (261352, 62615)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.4464, -3.95301

Nearest Postcode

PL21 9RB

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Notes

An unenclosed group of four hut circles centred at SX61336262 and located on a west-facing slope. The area was deep ploughed and afforested in the late 1950s and it was clear felled in the early 1990s. The four huts have now been cleared of tree brashings, the tree stumps have been cut to ground level. SX61326260. A well-defined hut circle with eight orthostats still in situ on the western circumference, probably representing an inner lining wall. The wall itself is likely to have been up to 2m thick. The hut has an approximte internal diameter of 6.6m and the stones are and average 0.5m high. The eastern half has been badly disturbed and many of the slabs have collapsed inwards. A gap on the northern quadrant is unlikely to be an entrance as it faces the wrong way to project the interior from the elements. A trackway, possibly created by animals has formed an erosion hollow across the hut floor. SX61336262. A badly disturbed hut with only four small stones surviving in situ on the north-west quadrant. The eastern portion of the circle consists of jumbled fallen stones and the southern section survives only as an earthwork. The approximate diameter is 6.2m. SX61356264. This hut consists of a ring of rubble and earth containing many large tumbled stones, many of those on the upslope side having fallen inwards. The ill-defined hut has an approximate internal diameter of 6m. SX61346271. Five orthostats forming a semi-circle on the north-west quadrant and set into a hollow, are all that remain of this hut which probably had an internal diameter of 6.5m. Two additional wall slabs have collapsed inward and are still visible but all other evidence has been effaced, probably by forestry activity. The huts, Scheduled Ancient Monuments were discovered by R Robinson (EH Monument Warden). Investigated and surveyed at 1:200 scale as part of the RCHME Hawns & Dendles project in 1998. Collections number 1088517.

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