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HER Number:MDV13054
Name:Medieval site, East Bowden


Extensive earthworks of structures and enclosures east of East Bowden Barn, thought to be remains of a medieval site. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 604 930
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and building foundations of a probable deserted medieval settlement at East Bowden farm along with possible site of Halstock Pound

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Historical): NI site
  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW170
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572720
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/77
  • Pastscape: 1572720

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Greeves, T. + Daggett, R., 1980, Possible Medieval Site at East Bowden Farm (Worksheet). SDV217923.

(24/06/1980) Extensive earthworks of structures and associated enclosures east of barn at East Bowden. Probably a deserted medieval site.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible due to being a 'blank area'.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/GW, 14, 15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV253850.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, GX, 1, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV253851.

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

Lidar data of this area shows potential earthwork remains in the area adjacent to the modern barn which may constitute remains of the deserted settlement.

Griffith, F. M., 2002, HU, 2, 4, 5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV253852.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Modern barn at SX 60396 93095 has been constructed; not shown on the 1999/2000 aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV217923Worksheet: Greeves, T. + Daggett, R.. 1980. Possible Medieval Site at East Bowden Farm. Worksheet. Unknown.
SDV253850Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/GW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14, 15.
SDV253851Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. GX. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1, 2.
SDV253852Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 2002. HU. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2, 4, 5.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13058Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement west of Halstock Wood (Monument)
MDV107907Related to: East Bowden (Higher Halstock) Farm, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV6929Related to: Possible Medieval or pound enclosure, East Bowden (Monument)
MDV128089Related to: Ridge and furrow near Lower Halstock Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2021 9:57AM