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HER Number:MDV103614
Name:Clearance Cairns and Bank


Two small clearance cairns and a low, spread bank of stones and boulders.


Grid Reference:SX 590 905
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of clearance cairns and stoney bank of unknown date to west of path, 430 metres south-south-west of West Mill Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE142
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1398502
  • Pastscape: 1398502

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (XIX to Late 20th Century - 1900 AD? (Between) to 1999 AD? (Between))

Full description

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(29/05/2004) Two small cairns at SX 58989060 and SX 58989059 and a short length of a low, spread boulder/stone bank indicate stone clearance activity. Whether the amorphous bank was intended to be the start of a newtake bank is not clear. (It extends from SX58959059 to SX 59069059).

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Stoney bank and cairns visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63120 ]
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2021 4:28PM