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HER Number:MDV3057
Name:Owley Moor Gate allowing access to Owley Moor, Ugborough


Owley Moor Gate shown on a 15th century map allowing access from Owley to Owley Moor


Grid Reference:SX 670 597
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/141

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE (Constructed, Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

1487, Owley Moor Gate (Unknown). SDV161165.

Owle yeat. One of 8 yeats on the 1478? map of dartmoor. This is clearly owley moor gate, a gate still used for cattle taken to depasture the open moor east of ugborough beacon. The gate at the end of a track which starts at owley behind a house known as owley cottage would have given access to the tin workings on the glaze brook at glaze meet and above.

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

'Owley Moor Gate' shown on 19th century map at the western end of a track from Owley allowing access to 'Owley Moor'.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Owley Moor Gate' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161165Unknown: 1487. Owley Moor Gate.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128696 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7413 - Peek Moor Gate, Owley and Pennaton Bridge plantations archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2021 1:39PM