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Stone hut circle east of Corringdon Leat, Corringdon Ball

A Scheduled Monument in South Brent, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4322 / 50°25'55"N

Longitude: -3.876 / 3°52'33"W

OS Eastings: 266857.093782

OS Northings: 60829.376889

OS Grid: SX668608

Mapcode National: GBR QB.862D

Mapcode Global: FRA 27RX.CSH

Entry Name: Stone hut circle east of Corringdon Leat, Corringdon Ball

Scheduled Date: 22 July 1964

Last Amended: 14 February 1992

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1010210

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10861

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 lies on the south western slope of Corringdon Ball, some
20m east of Corringdon Leat, and forms part of a concentration of occupation
evidence occurring in the area. It measures 9m in diameter and has
double faced walls 1m in thickness and 0.6m in height, with 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 forms part of 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-382, SX 66 SE-382, (1991)

Source: Historic England

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