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HER Number:MDV128603
Name:Possible shooting butt on Kennon Hill


Hemery (1983) records a small shooting butt on the south-east shoulder of Kennon Hill. Potential feature recorded during 2020 visit.


Grid Reference:SX 644 888
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUTTS (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor, 796 (Monograph). SDV249702.

Author mentions a small shooting butt, perhaps used for game shooting a century or more ago is located on the south-east shoulder of Kennon Hill.

Cunis, E, 2020, Possible shooting butt, Kennon Hill (Worksheet). SDV363723.

Feature at SX 64431 88888 (recorded using GPS; 4m accuracy) at elevation of 458m seen; possible shooting butt referred to be Hemery. Feature photographed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 796.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 23 2020 11:37AM