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HER Number:MDV122658
Name:Target railway north of Holming Beam

Summary

Earthwork remains of a 500 metre-long, 20th-century target railway to the north of Holming Beam, associated with Merrivale small arms training area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 771
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 146
  • Pastscape: 1528847

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TARGET TRAMWAY (Constructed, World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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.

Earthwork remains of a 500 metre-long, 20th-century target railway to the north of Holming Beam, associated with Merrivale small arms training area.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 2010 data (Website). SDV360651.

In 2010, Archaeological Contractor Simon Probert reported the earthwork remains of a former 20th century target railway now used as a track are situated at SX5913 7708, in the Civil Parish of Dartmoor Forest, West Devon. It may date from 1939 onwards. The remains were said to be in fair condition at time of reporting (citing oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 2010 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: #112891 ]

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 10 2018 9:34AM