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HER Number:MDV3555
Name:Hut circle 66, Watern Oke settlement


One of a nearly 100 Prehistoric hut circles in the settlement at Watern Oak


Grid Reference:SX 567 833
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/16/53
  • Old SAM County Ref: 488
  • Old SAM Ref: 20361(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX58SE 9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337053.

One of a settlement at Watern Oak. Hut 66; a massive stone hut of large granite boulders. Rubbing and cooking stones found.

Anderson, I. K., 1906, 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 101-13 (Article in Serial). SDV337055.

Robinson, R., 1986, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337056.

Gerrard, S., 1992, 123904 (Site Visit). SDV337054.

Conjoined hut circle. Consists of two rooms defined by stone and earth walls and is terraced into the hillslope. The north room measures 2.8 meters by 2 meters and is defined by a 1.2 meter wide single orthostat wall standing up to 0.5 meters high. The south room measures 2.7 meters in diameter and the surrounding single orthostat wall is 1.4 meters wide and 0.6 meters high. Excavations by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1905, recovered rubber and cooking stones.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337053Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX58SE 9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337054Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1992. 123904. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Unknown.
SDV337055Article in Serial: Anderson, I. K.. 1906. 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 101-13.
SDV337056Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1986. Field Monument Warden Visit.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 12:49PM