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HER Number:MDV120382
Name:Observation Post on Halstock Down

Summary

The site of a former artillery observation post consisting of a flattened mound 14 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. Traces of stonework and concrete protrude through the turf covering of the mound

Location

Grid Reference:SX 601 924
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SW 106
  • Pastscape: 1396452

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBSERVATION POST (XIX to XX - 1890 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

Roughly circular feature visible on the aerial photograph.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

SX 60119243. The site of a former artillery observation post lies on the gently sloping eastern flank of Halstock Down 140 metres south of the present flagstaff. The remains consist of a flattened mound 14 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. Traces of stonework and concrete protrude through the turf covering of the mound (citing Probert, S. A. J., 18/08/2003, English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79617 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV120383Related to: Military earthworks on Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV120386Related to: Military trench on Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV120384Related to: Weapon pits on Halstock Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:31AM