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HER Number:MDV21001
Name:Hollow way, Okehampton Park

Summary

Traces of a trackway or hollow way can be seen running roughly ne/sw through the centre of the area of medieval settlements, and linking some of them. The trackway runs up to the later deerpark wall at sx57569206, and the os 6" map of 1884 shows it continuing onto the moor. Parts of the trackway are visible as sunken ways with earthen banks up to 1m high on either side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 925
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/5/13
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

SX59SE/45, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV223804.

Trackway/hollow way. Vis=17/6/1983 (griffiths). Traces of a trackway or hollow way can be seen running roughly ne/sw through the centre of the area of medieval settlements, and linking some of them. The trackway runs up to the later deerpark wall at sx57569206, and the os 6" map of 1884 shows it continuing onto the moor. Parts of the trackway are visible as sunken ways with earthen banks up to 1m high on either side. An upper branch of the road from fatherford (see sx59se/45) passes through sites 53, 54 + 55 (subsheets 3, 10 + 4) but is lost in places. Very clear between sites 55 + 56 (4 + 5) and continues to site 57 (6) as a sunken grass-covered way. Several other tracks lead to the common lands above.(linehan) a track running s of & roughly parallel to the main track (sx59se/45).(greeves).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223805.

Des=griffiths, d. M. /as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223806.

Linehan, c. D. /med arch/10(1966)127/deserted sites + rabbit warrens on dartmoor/copy in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV223807.

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


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV223808.

Aph=dap/ee 7(14/3/1985).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV223809.

Aph=dap/ek 10,11,12(17/3/1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223804Report - Survey: SX59SE/45.
SDV223805Migrated Record:
SDV223806Migrated Record:
SDV223807Migrated Record:
SDV223808Aerial Photograph:
SDV223809Aerial Photograph:

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)
MDV14215Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 57), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14216Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 58), Okehampton Park (Monument)
MDV14217Related to: Deserted Medieval Settlement (Site 59), Okehampton Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2016 10:02AM