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HER Number:MDV113530
Name:Observation Post (6) east of East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Observation Post 6. At the head of a target railway system, this is a former target carrier shed, converted into an observation post. Scheduled in October 2015.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 602 898
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Francis, P., 2002, Okehampton Artillery Range, 12, plate 31 (Report - Survey). SDV359222.

Observation Post 6. Located at the head of a target railway system, this is a former target carrier shed, converted into an observation post. Constructed of granite block sides and a rear wall of cast-insitu concrete which has been set into an earth bank. There are rolled steel joists supporting a reinforced concrete roof which is covered with a large earth and grassed mound on three sides. There is a half-height concrete wall inside with metal hand holds for easy access. SX60292 89843


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

Site of the observation post appears visible on the aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72876 ]
SDV359222Report - Survey: Francis, P.. 2002. Okehampton Artillery Range. A4 Comb Bound. 12, plate 31.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV51207Related to: Artillery Target Railway at East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV52757Related to: Observation Post (1) north of New Bridge, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54153Related to: Observation Post (11) south of East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54156Related to: Observation Post (12) south of East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54155Related to: Observation Post (13) at Blackhaven Head, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54157Related to: Observation Post (14) at Blackhaven Spur, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113506Related to: Observation Post (15) on Okement Hill, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV113126Related to: Observation Post (16) and Flanking Target Butts to north-east of Okement Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV113507Related to: Observation Post (17) south-west of Steeperton Gorge, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV113552Related to: Observation Post (18) at Steeperton Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113553Related to: Observation Post (19) at Oxhead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54158Related to: Observation Post (2) at Bog Hill, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV113554Related to: Observation Post (20) at Dinger Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113555Related to: Observation Post (21) east of Black Tor, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV51208Related to: Observation Post (22) at East Okement Farm, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV54151Related to: Observation Post (3) between High Willhays and East Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV54154Related to: Observation Post (5) at Dinger Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113118Related to: Observation Post (7) on East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Building)
MDV113543Related to: Observation Post (8) at Deep Ford, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113544Related to: Observation Post (9) at West Ravine, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV113546Related to: Observation Posts (10 North and South) at East Mill Tor, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6663 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6664 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV6665 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 12:13PM