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HER Number:MDV121913
Name:King's Oven Prehistoric Pound on eastern slopes of Water Hill, Chagford

Summary

King's Oven Prehistoric pound on the eastern slopes of Water Hill incorporating a cairn, cist and millstone

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 812
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POUND (LANEBA to Early Iron Age - 2300 BC to 700 BC)

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 425 (Monograph). SDV337894.

'King's Oven' mentioned as 'Furnum Regis' in 1240.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 34, Figure 26.1, Map 26 (Monograph). SDV219155.

King's Oven or Furnum Regis is one of the earliest recorded placenames on Dartmoor. It is listed as one of the boundaries of the Forest in the Perambulation of 1240. It has come to be associated with the Prehistoric pound on the eastern slopes of Water Hill. The sub-circular pound has several internal features including two structures, a millstone and a possible cairn in the north wall. Outside the pound are several circular plots levelled into the hillside which may be the remains of associated huts.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 15 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

The cairn at King's Oven probably dates to 2000 - 1800 BC.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Feature visible on data.


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

Sub-circular feature visible on aerial photograph.


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

'King's Oven' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 34, Figure 26.1, Map 26.
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 425.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111373 ]
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 15.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6620Parent of: Cairn and Cist at King's Oven to the east of Water Hill, Chagford (Monument)
MDV46484Parent of: Millstone at King's Oven Pound, Chagford (Monument)
MDV27751Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Chagford (Monument)
MDV6628Related to: Tin Mill at King's Oven (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2018 1:13PM