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HER Number:MDV21960
Name:Possible building and enclosure east of Wigney

Summary

Traces of a possible sub-rectangular enclosure, lying downslope, possibly incorporating a building. Cartographic and aerial photograph evidence support the existence of some sort of enclosure and possible structure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 936
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/99

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))
  • ENCLOSURE (XIX to XX - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Nothing shown on the late 19th century map here - not even the fields which are clearly laid out between 1889 and 1905.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Early 20th century historic map shows a plot or enclosure at this site adjoining the edge of a field. Measures approximately 49 metres north-west by south-east and 15 metres south-west by north-east. No sign of a building.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Rectangular feature visible on the aerial photograph, matching that depicted on the early 20th century historic map, with something (may be a building) at the south-eastern corner. Not shown on later aerial photographs.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, Possible building east of Wigney Farm, 2/8/1979 (Worksheet). SDV272122.

Site of building. Traces of a possible sub-rectangular enclosure, approximately 25 metres by 6-9 metres lying downslope, possibly incorporating a building. At its higher end a wall leads westward to the modern field boundary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272122Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. Possible building east of Wigney Farm. Worksheets. Unknown. 2/8/1979.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83254 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV20472Related to: Wigney farm, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 10:55AM