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HER Number:MDV30506
Name:Medieval Farmstead in Okehampton Park, Okehampton Hamlets


Site of a small Medieval farmstead in Okehampton Park shown on 19th century map. Ruined building and small yard.


Grid Reference:SX 579 932
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: SX59SE99
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1388138
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/5/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))
  • FARMSTEAD (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Small rectangualr building shown on 19th century map along the eastern field boundary with a small enclosure to the north in the north-east corner of the field.

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

Enclosure and remains of buildings visible on aerial photograph.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EA, 7,10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV215278.

Photograph taken on 5th March 1985.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EC, 8,10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV217997.

Photograph taken on 5th March 1985. Small Medieval farmstead site with possible adjacent enclosure.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/ED, 2a, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV215279.

Photograph taken on 5th March 1985.

Wessex Archaeology, 2001, Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey, 10, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV360511.

Remains of a small farmstead with a rectangular building and adjacent enclosure which lies close to one of the main interconnecting trackways.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Okehampton Park (Un-published). SDV352501.

Okehampton Park deserted Medieval settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215278Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EA. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7,10.
SDV215279Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/ED. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2a, 3.
SDV217997Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8,10.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86895 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Okehampton Park.
SDV360511Report - Survey: Wessex Archaeology. 2001. Okehampton Camp Devon. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Earthwork Survey. Wessex Archaeology Report. 50171. A4 Comb Bound. 10, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV4806Part of: Deserted Medieval Settlements, Sites 52-59, at Okehampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8007 - Okehampton Camp Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Earthwork Survey (Ref: 50171.01)
  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2021 4:04PM