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HER Number:MDV14215
Name:Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 57), Okehampton Park

Summary

Deserted Medieval Settlement: Linehan's Sites 57 consisting of the earthwork remains of longhouses, field boundaries and trackways. One of nine medieval settlement sites in Okehampton Park.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 924
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 440846
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/5/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 989A
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, 33 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

Other details: F44.


Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Linehan site 57. 'Cottage and garden' on tithe map. Building shows sign of post-medieval occupation, although the enclosures may be medieval. There are two buildings, one with a tumbled chimney stack, the other possibly a barn.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 125-131 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Other details: Table 2, plan.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor, 103 (Un-published). SDV150434.

Two buildings, probably post-medieval, with enclosures which may be older (Haynes' description identical to Linehan,1965).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX59SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV215263.

Site 57 (SX57439245). The remains of a cottage and barn, the former having mortared walling up to 1.3 meters high and unlike a longhouse in plan. Not medieval though it may occupy an earlier site.
Overlies a trackway belonging to medieval field system and was either contemporary with or post-dated the 18th century enclosures of West Park and was still occupied in 1841, but abandoned by 1860 (Austin et al). Single ruined house within small enclosure, though probably on the site of a medieval homestead (Ordnance Survey, citing Department of Environment record form, 1975).


Department of Environment, 1975, Medieval homesteads south of Meldon Quarry (Schedule Document). SDV346927.

A small ruined house and enclosure and an enclosed area with several longhouse remains lying north-south near an old trackway. Part of a large area of scattered farmsteads probably deserted in the 13th century when Okehampton Park was enlarged.
Single ruined house within a small enclosure. The building shows signs of post-0medieval occupation, though it probably occupies the site of one of the medieval homesteads. No disturbance. Internal dimensions of dwelling are 5.0 by 7.0 meters. Several courses of stonework remain.


Balkwill, C. J., 1976, Quarries (Report - Survey). SDV325006.

Other details: No. 6 in SMR.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1978, Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity (Monograph). SDV233126.

Other details: No A9 in SMR.


Austin, D. + Daggett, R. H. + Walker, M. J. C., 1980, Farms and fields in Okehampton Park, 44 (Article in Serial). SDV324998.


Devon County Council, 1982, Untitled Source, 538 (Photograph). SDV215439.

Other details: 21-22.


Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site Visit). SDV215265.

(Site visited 17/6/1983) Approximately 50.0 meters west of the cottage are the remains of the 'other building', stone walled and now surrounded by bog. The site lies very near the current perimeter of the quarry, and within the permission area. Approached by a hollow way which may divert around the site.


Weston, S., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV343247.


Devon County Council, 1983, Untitled Source, 580 (Photograph). SDV215438.

Other details: 9.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EE, 7,8,9,11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV217999.

Other details: (14/3/1985).


Pattison, P., 1992, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV218008.

Surveyed by Royal Commission at 1:1000. Two buildings with enclosures, one with remains of a chimney, the other possibly a barn. The ruins appear to be of a late date but the enclosures might be older. Remains of cottage and barn, the former having mortared walling up to 1.3 meters high and unlike a longhouse in plan. Not medieval, though it may occupy an earlier site. Other details: Appendix to English Heritage Okehampton Castle Report 2004.


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.


Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV324949.


English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Map object based on this Source.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital. 103.
SDV215263Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX59SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV215265Site Visit: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983. Deserted Medieval Settlement.
SDV215438Photograph: Devon County Council. 1983. DCC Conservation Section Photo Collection. Photograph (Paper). 580.
SDV215439Photograph: Devon County Council. 1982. DCC Conservation Section Photo Collection. Photograph (Paper). 538.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 174.
SDV217999Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EE. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7,8,9,11.
SDV218008Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1992. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. A4 Bound.
SDV233126Monograph: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1978. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity. Archaeological Sites within Okehampton Park and its Vicinity.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 33.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 125-131.
SDV324949Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/03/2004. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV324998Article in Serial: Austin, D. + Daggett, R. H. + Walker, M. J. C.. 1980. Farms and fields in Okehampton Park. Landscape History. 2. Unknown. 44.
SDV325006Report - Survey: Balkwill, C. J.. 1976. Quarries. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Rural Survey.
SDV343247Un-published: Weston, S.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346927Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1975. Medieval homesteads south of Meldon Quarry. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments

MDV4806Part of: Deserted Medieval Settlements, Sites 52-59, at Okehampton (Monument)
MDV14212Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Linehan Site 53a & b), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14218Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Linehan Site 54), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV30507Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 112), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14211Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 52), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV21000Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 53c), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14213Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 55), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14214Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 56), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14216Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 58), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14217Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 59), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV21001Related to: Hollow way, Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV4808Related to: Site of a Chapel in Okehampton Park, Okehampton Hamlets (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2013 1:07PM