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HER Number:MDV5581
Name:Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton

Summary

One of two, possibly three, hut circles surrounded by the fragmentary remains of several contemporary enclosures on a broad shelf on the northern flank of East Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 599 940
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Fragmentary earthwork remains of several enclosures and two prehistoric hut circles on the northern flank of East Hill, Okehampton
  • SHINE: Fragmentary earthwork remains of several enclosures and two prehistoric hut circles on the northern flank of East Hill, Okehampton

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE15
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/231
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/42/1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/157
  • Pastscape: 440875
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 3193-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Silvester, R. J., 1977, Huts, Okehampton (Worksheet). SDV257224.

SX 5999 9408 Hut circle, 7.8m diameter located about 31m north-north-east of another hut circle (PRN 5582). Centre is lower than surrounding area. Possible entrance on north is partly obscured by tree.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity, B4 (Un-published). SDV233126.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Site details (Worksheet). SDV257099.

North east of the highest point on east hill is a hut circle; there may well be others and a field system in the vicinity. External diameter c12m.

National Monument Record, 1979, NMR SF1507, 429 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221867.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible on 1979 aerial photograph.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Hut appears to be visible on the lidar data.

Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV324949.

(11/02/2003) Centred SX 5996 9412. One of a group of two, possibly three, hut circles and the fragmentary remains of several contemporary enclosures lie on a broad shelf on the northern flank of East Hill.
The hillside also displays a number of charcoal burning platforms which have previously been interpreted as hut circles.

Oates, M., 2006, Hut Circles at East Hill (Correspondence). SDV325104.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221867Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1979. NMR SF1507. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 429.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3193-4.
SDV233126Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. B4.
SDV257099Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Site details. Worksheet. Unknown.
SDV257224Worksheet: Silvester, R. J.. 1977. Huts, Okehampton. Worksheet. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV324949Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/03/2004. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325104Correspondence: Oates, M.. 2006. Hut Circles at East Hill. Email. Digital.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125207 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5580Related to: Fragmentary remains of enclosures on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5582Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5582Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5582Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5582Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3544 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Apr 14 2020 8:57AM