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HER Number:MDV11813
Name:Sub-circular earthwork on West Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets


A possible hut circle visible as a platform of 7.5m diameter cut into a steep hillside. There is little stone evident.A circular earthwork probably of military origin although its function is unclear.


Grid Reference:SX 588 907
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE21
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440885
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/62

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC (Between) to 409 AD (Between))
  • (Alternate Type) PLATFORM (Early 20th Century to Late 20th Century - 1901 AD (Between) to 1979 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX59SE21 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV279289.

(04/10/1979) SX 58879073. Just below an east facing crest on West Mill Tor, in an area of rough pasture, is the possible remains of a hut. It is set into the slope to a depth of 0.3 m with the excavated material pushed forward to form a platform 7.5 m in diameter and an apparent protected entrance gap to the southwest. There is very little stone in evidence and in this respect it is atypical of Dartmoor huts.
Surveyed at 1.10 000 on MSD and at 1:1000.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(29/05/2004) This sub-circular earthwork is as described however it is probably of military origin but its precise function is unclear. It lies adjacent to a sinuous double row of set stones (MDV11812) in an area littered with mortar shell holes.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279289Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX59SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #134600 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV11812Related to: Stone alignment on West Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2021 5:07PM