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HER Number:MDV7718
Name:Ruined Hut on West Okement River

Summary

A Post Medieval shelter sited on the bank of the West Okement River.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 583 861
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 440471
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHELTER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Le Messurier, B., 1975, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV269280.

Visited on 8th April 1975. A ruined hut on the north bank of the West Okement river. Poor hut which must have been a temporary shelter only. Roughly circularand built against the bank. The walls are of large rounded stones. The floor is rush covered. No nearby evidence of tin streaming. Hut measures 2.3 metres by 2.3 metres. The wall is 0.3 metres high and 0.6 metres wide.


Le Messurier, B., 1978, Post-Prehistoric Structures in Central North Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV269282.


Le Messurier, B., 1979, Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey, pg 70-1 (Article in Serial). SDV269283.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 photos


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 2008, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV269281.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 2012, 440471 (Website). SDV349797.

A Post Medieval shelter sited on the tip of the south facing knoll, created by the sharp kink in the West Okement River. An archaeological field survey in 1994 recorded it as comprising a small crescentic ring of stones with a diameter of 2.3 metres, surviving to a height of 0.5 metres, built against a bank. A subsequent archaeological field survey carried out in 2004 found the structure to be in a poor condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV269280Worksheet: Le Messurier, B.. 1975. Digital.
SDV269281Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 2008. SX58NE7. Card Index.
SDV269282Un-published: Le Messurier, B.. 1978. Post-Prehistoric Structures in Central North Dartmoor. Manuscript.
SDV269283Article in Serial: Le Messurier, B.. 1979. Post-Prehistoric Structures of Central North Dartmoor. A Field Survey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 111. Paperback Volume. pg 70-1.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV349797Website: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 2012. 440471. Pastscape.English-Heritage.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2012 2:33PM