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HER Number:MDV122551
Name:Earthwork on Cocks Hill

Summary

Crescentic earthwork on Cocks Hill, of probable military origin.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 786
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 80
  • Pastscape: 1064625

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY SITE (XIX to Unknown - 1900 AD? (Post))

Full description

Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. This feature remains as described in 1994.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Crescentic earthwork on Cocks Hill, of probable military origin.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

SX 56987865. A small crescentic earthwork on the gentle south-western flank of Cocks Hill. The site lies in an area of short cropped grass in the midst of a large area of peat cuttings that cover the crest and upper slopes of the hill. It consists of a low, stony bank, 1.8 metres wide and a maximum of 0.6 metres high, enclosing a level area measuring 6.3 metres (north-south) by 1.4 metres which is open on the east. There is no indication as to the function of this feature, however, its proximity to the peat cuttings may be relevant. Alternatively it could be related to military activity on Merrivale Range (citing Probert, S. A. J., 12/07/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112731 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 3 2018 3:20PM