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HER Number:MDV20457
Name:Alleged cairns and field system on East Hill


Alleged prehistoric cairns - Post medieval clearance


Grid Reference:SX 597 938
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a prehistoric cairnfield, cairns and hut circles, medieval field system and deserted medieval settlements and modern miltary training camp in Okehampton Park

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE109
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1388159
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

GREEVES, 1978, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV256023.

Cairns and field system on east hill. There are two or more unopened cairns near the "roman road" on the property of mrs trevor roper (worth). Vis=27/12/1977 (greeves). At least two prehistoric cairns, (one a possible ring cairn), on e and se side of east hill. Also some early field systems (worksheet) these cairns may be identical to those noted by worth. Cairn sited at above ngr, possible ring cairn at sx59799385. Both ngrs approximate (greeves, 1978).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256024.

Worth, r. N. /tda/30(1898)79/17th report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256025.

Des=greeves, t. /worksheet.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV256026.

Des=greeves, t. /archaeological sites within okehampton park and its vicinity/(1978)/no b.7,b.8 in smr.

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

Alleged prehistoric cairns - Post medieval clearance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256023Report - Survey: GREEVES, 1978.
SDV256024Migrated Record:
SDV256025Migrated Record:
SDV256026Migrated Record:
SDV324949Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/03/2004. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2021 11:10AM