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HER Number:MDV3549
Name:Hut circle 54, Watern Oke settlement

Summary

Hut in large settlement. Hearth pit situated immediately next to hut circle (MPP 123898). Measures 2.4m long by 2m wide and 0.8m deep and includes a small orthostat lined pit. Excavations by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1905 revealed traces of fire all over the floor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 833
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/16/47
  • 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

Anderson, I. K., 1906, 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 110 (Article in Serial). SDV337055.

One of a group of about 94 hut circles at Watern Oke. Hut 54; 1.52m by 1.21m by 0.91m deep. Small cooking pit, no entrance, fire all over the floor.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX58SE9, Hut 54 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV232751.

Hut circle at Watern Oak.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 123896 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1992) SX 5648 8336 Hearth pit situated immediately next to hut circle (MPP 123898). Measures 2.4m long by 2m wide and 0.8m deep and includes a small orthostat lined pit. Excavations by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1905 revealed traces of fire all over the floor.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Visible on aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV232751Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut 54.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 123896.
SDV337055Article in Serial: Anderson, I. K.. 1906. 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 110.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128902 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3312Part of: Hut circle settlement at Watern Oke (Monument)
MDV50387Related to: Hut circle 55, Watern Oke settlement (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 3:38PM