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Monument Number 443772

Hob Uid: 443772
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6020108779
Summary : A large tumulus was alleged at this location but there is no ground evidence to substantiate this.
More information : Approximately SX 603877. A "large tumulus" noted by Crossing on Okement Hill may be a peat stack, if not destroyed by military activities. (1,2)

Area visited February 1977.

Okement Hill (SX 60248776) is a relatively flat-topped hill covered by pasture and heather with some peat mounds. There are no visible signs of a cairn and the high point of the hill is now occupied by a military Observation Post. (3)

SX 6025878 locality only. There is no ground evidence to confirm the presence of the large tumulus suggested by Crossing. The hilltop has suffered severe disturbance. In particular the northern side is pockmarked by relatively small shell craters while the area immediately south-east of Observation Post 15 (SX 68 NW 93) possesses some massive shell craters (SX 68 NW 100). (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 144
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 2
Source : Crossing's guide to Dartmoor
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Page(s) : 205
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 02-MAR-1980
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ, 02-SEP-1993 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 1
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 NW 42
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NW 40
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-03-02
End Date : 1980-03-02
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 68 NW 42
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-09-02
End Date : 1993-09-02