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HER Number:MDV3543
Name:Hut circle 45, Watern Oke settlement

Summary

One of a group of hut circles at watern oak. Hut 45; 4m long. Composed of 6 rocks and a little earth, entrance to east. Monolith which seems to have formed part of its hut wall has fallen outwards. Floor was irregularly paved with boulders. Fireplaces at east and west. Many cooking stones and a piece of flint found (anderson). Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard) hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior oval in plan and measures 4.5m long by 3m wide and is defined by 1.5m wide walls standing up to 0.9m high. Doorway faces se and is defined by an earthfast boulder on one side and by an orthostat on the other. Excavations by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1905, revealed a paved floor, two fire-places, many cooking stones and flint. The excavation trench is still visible (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 834
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/16/41
  • 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 hut circles at watern oak. Hut 45; 4m long. Composed of 6 rocks and a little earth, entrance to east. Monolith which seems to have formed part of its hut wall has fallen outwards. Floor was irregularly paved with boulders. Fireplaces at east and west. Many cooking stones and a piece of flint found (anderson). Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (gerrard) hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior oval in plan and measures 4.5m long by 3m wide and is defined by 1.5m wide walls standing up to 0.9m high. Doorway faces se and is defined by an earthfast boulder on one side and by an orthostat on the other. Excavations by the dartmoor exploration committee in 1905, revealed a paved floor, two fire-places, many cooking stones and flint. The excavation trench is still visible (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237665.

Osa=sx58se9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237666.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237667.

Des=mpp/123888.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV237665Migrated Record:
SDV237666Migrated Record:
SDV237667Migrated 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 12:54PM