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HER Number:MDV50375
Name:Hut Circle '29' at Watern Oke settlement, Dartmoor Forest


Hut Circle '29' of 4 metres diameter with walls 1.5 metres high at Watern Oke settlement. Excavations in 1905 revealed a fireplace on the north side and many fire stones


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/16/63
  • Old SAM County Ref: 488

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Anderson, I. K., 1906, 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 101-113 (Article in Serial). SDV337055.

One of a group of about 94 hut circles at watern oak. Hut 29; diameter 3.96 metres, 1.5 metres high. The present excellent condition of the wall of the hut leads us to suspect that it may have been 'restored' to its present height, original fireplace to north, many fire stones found.

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

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

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 101-102, Map 32, Figure 32.4 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Not shown at 'Watern Oke West settlement'.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut circle shown on survey with a boundary running south -west.

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

Faintly visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 101-102, Map 32, Figure 32.4.
SDV232751Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX58SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX58SE9.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP.
SDV337055Article in Serial: Anderson, I. K.. 1906. 11th Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 101-113.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV3312Part of: Hut circle settlement at Watern Oke, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV3534Related to: Hut Circle '28' at Watern Oke settlement, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Jan 6 2023 11:30AM