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HER Number:MDV3527
Name:Hut circle 23, Watern Oke settlement

Summary

One of a group of about 94 hut circles at watern oak. Hut 23; contiguous to hut 20 at its sw edge; not very well built as far as the use of stone is concerned, perhaps it was originally of earth and small stones. This hut was rather square with entrance at north. Fireplace quite evident at the sw corner of the floor. Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard)stone hut circle terraced into the hillslope and including 2 conjoined hut circles (see also subsheet 21). Composed of simple orthostatic walling. Interior of the n structure measures 2.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.4m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. Doorway faces south. The second structure (subsheet 21) measures 4.2m in diameter and is defined by a 1.8m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high. Doorway faces w. A boundary wall leads eastwards from the eastern edge of the northern structure. Excavations carried out by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1905, within the northern building, revealed a fire-place along the northern wall a small, red, square ruddle stone and pieces of flint. In the southern building, a fire-place was found in the south-west corner of the structure (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 835
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/16/25
  • Old SAM County Ref: 488
  • Old SAM Ref: 20354(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

One of a group of about 94 hut circles at watern oak. Hut 23; contiguous to hut 20 at its sw edge; not very well built as far as the use of stone is concerned, perhaps it was originally of earth and small stones. This hut was rather square with entrance at north. Fireplace quite evident at the sw corner of the floor. Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard)stone hut circle terraced into the hillslope and including 2 conjoined hut circles (see also subsheet 21). Composed of simple orthostatic walling. Interior of the n structure measures 2.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.4m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. Doorway faces south. The second structure (subsheet 21) measures 4.2m in diameter and is defined by a 1.8m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high. Doorway faces w. A boundary wall leads eastwards from the eastern edge of the northern structure. Excavations carried out by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1905, within the northern building, revealed a fire-place along the northern wall a small, red, square ruddle stone and pieces of flint. In the southern building, a fire-place was found in the south-west corner of the structure (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236062.

Osa=sx58se9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236063.

Anderson, i. K.(ed). /tda/38(1906)101-113/11th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV236064.

Des=mpp/123854.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV236062Migrated Record:
SDV236063Migrated Record:
SDV236064Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV3312Part of: Hut circle settlement at Watern Oke (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8141 - Condition survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 12:58PM