Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

One of several stone hut circles north of Corringdon Ball

A Scheduled Monument in South Brent, Devon

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4344 / 50°26'3"N

Longitude: -3.8739 / 3°52'26"W

OS Eastings: 267010.557403

OS Northings: 61068.605511

OS Grid: SX670610

Mapcode National: GBR QB.80M4

Mapcode Global: FRA 27SX.0M4

Entry Name: One of several stone hut circles north of Corringdon Ball

Scheduled Date: 10 February 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10855

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Brent

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Brent St Petroc

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Details

This stone hut circle, one of several north of Corringdon Ball, lies on a
north facing slope between the summit of Corringdon Ball and Brent Fore Hill.
It measures 7m in diameter and has walls of earth and stone 1.5m in thickness
and 0.5m in height and an entrance to the south west.

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.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

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 several which form a concentration of
contemporary occupation evidence surviving on Corringdon Ball, near the
ceremonial and funerary complex at Glasscombe.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Other
SX 66 SE-386, SX 66 SE-386, (1991)

Source: Historic England

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.