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HER Number:MDV128623
Name:Stony bank on north-west flank of Hangingstone Hill, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Crescentric stony bank, probably a target butt, on north-west flank of Hangingstone Hill. The feature comprises a well built crescentic stoney bank retained by coursed boulders revetments which measures 12.5 metres long and 1.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 615 864
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NW103
  • Pastscape: 967714

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Constructed, Mid 20th Century - 1933 AD to 1966 AD)

Full description

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

Feature visible on LIDAR data.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(21/10/2003) Feature remains as described in 1993.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2020, Okehampton Training Area - Updates (Correspondence). SDV363729.

Inspected on 19th January 2020. A crescentric stony bank, Probably a target butt, on the north-western flank of Hangingstone Hill.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 967714, SX68NW103 (Website). SDV363416.

(02/09/1993, Royal Commission Field Investigation) The structure depicted by the Ordnance Survey is an artillery target butt or observation post. It lies on the moderately sloping north western flank of Hangingstone Hill approximately 100 metres west of the military carpark. The predominately stoney ground in which it lies is littered with shell holes and shrapnel. The feature comprises a well built crescentic stoney bank retained by coursed boulders revetments which measures 12.5 metres long and 1.8 metres high. The bank was apparently designed to protect a narrow levelled area immediately behind it, on the south eastern side. This has been disturbed and is now largely occupied by a sharply cut trench 4.2 metres north-west to south-east by 1.4 metres and 0.4 metres deep. This trench is again protected on the south east by another, less well defined, turf and stone bank circa 0.5 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126309 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 967714, SX68NW103.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2020 11:01AM