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HER Number:MDV5582
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/42/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/42/3
  • 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, CPE/UK/1995, 3193-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV217286.

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

SX 5998 9405 Hut circle slightly elliptical with east-west diameter of 8.5m. Bank less than 0.5m high. No obvious entrance. Levelled into hillside.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity, B3 (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. Approximate diameter 11m externally.

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

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

Cropmark of a hut circle visible on the 1947 aerial photograph.

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

Faintly 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.(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

SDV217286Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3193-5.
SDV221867Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1979. NMR SF1507. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV233126Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. B3.
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: #125208 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5580Related to: Fragmentary remains of enclosures on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5580Related to: Fragmentary remains of enclosures on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5580Related to: Fragmentary remains of enclosures on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5580Related to: Fragmentary remains of enclosures on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5581Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5581Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5581Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)
MDV5581Related to: Hut circle on East Hill, Okehampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3545 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Apr 14 2020 8:57AM