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HER Number:MDV120384
Name:Weapon pits on Halstock Down

Summary

A group of four mortar or machine gun emplacements on the south flank of Halstock Down. Two types of remains are present: those containing two or those with three weapons pits. The pits themselves are 1.5 metres to 1.9 metres square. Set at distances around 8.5 metres they are linked by narrow (0.5 metres wide) communication trenches. Spoil from these excavations forms a protective parapet along the south-western edges of these features.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 601 922
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 108
  • Pastscape: 1396461

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (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.

Earthworks visible on the aerial photograph.


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

Centred SX 60119223. A group of four mortar or machine gun emplacements on the south flank of Halstock Down. Two types of remains are present: those containing two or those with three weapons pits.
The pits themselves are 1.5 metres to 1.9 metres square and between 0.5 metres and 0.75 metres deep. Set at distances around 8.5 metres they are linked by narrow (0.5 metres wide) communication trenches. Spoil from these excavations forms a protective parapet along the south-western edges of these features (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 features: #79620 ; #79621 ; #79622 ; #79623 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV120383Related to: Military earthworks on Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV120382Related to: Observation Post on Halstock Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 10:44AM