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HER Number:MDV3542
Name:Hut circle 43a, Watern Oke settlement


One of a group of about 94 hut circles at watern oak.


Grid Reference:SX 566 834
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/16/40
  • Old SAM County Ref: 488
  • Old SAM Ref: 20356(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Hut 43a (max length 3.66m, width 2.75m); rough and irregular, boulder built entrance, signs of fire all over the floor, probably a cookhouse to hut 44 (anderson). Vis=29/9/1986 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard) hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and coursed stone walls type. N wall is defined by earthfast boulders. The interior measures 3.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high. The doorway faces s and is defined by facing stones. Excavations by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1905 revealed traces of fire all over the floor (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237752.

One of a group of about 94 hut circles at watern oak.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237754.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237755.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237756.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV237752Migrated Record:
SDV237754Migrated Record:
SDV237755Migrated Record:
SDV237756Migrated 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

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 12:54PM