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HER Number:MDV60256
Name:Stone hut circle 670 metres south of Moorgate Farm


Originally identified as a hut circle, this feature was revised in 2003 during the walkover survey and is thought to be some sort of military feature; possibly a weapons pit.


Grid Reference:SX 598 924
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 59 SE 22
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/102/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28717
  • Pastscape: 440888

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • GUN EMPLACEMENT? (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149171, 22/6/1999 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle 670 metres south of Moorgate Farm. Measures 4.6 metres by 3.2 metres. Rubble wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.35 metres high. Probably a hut circle, but could be a robbed cairn. Associated field.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1999 scheduling (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

At the northern end of the field system is an oval structure which may represent a broadly contemporary stone hut circle.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 18/08/2003 (Website). SDV360651.

The hut circle described in 1999 in the Scheduled Monument notification is a military feature, one of many weapons pits and shell holes that also occupy this area.
Citing Probert, S. A. J., 18/08/2003 English Heritage Field Investigation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149171, 22/6/1999.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 18/08/2003.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1999 scheduling.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 2:15PM