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HER Number:MDV4821
Name:Civil War Earthworks to west of Okehampton


The slight earthworks visible in fields between Stoney Park Lane and Old Road may represent a Civil War fortification.


Grid Reference:SX 581 948
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY EARTHWORKS (Built, XVII - 1601 AD? to 1700 AD? (Between))

Full description

KING, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1479.

Between stoney park lane and old road, intersected by a field boundary is a rectangular earthwork. Two banks at right angles, very low with an outer ditch. It is reputedly of the civil war (king).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV217623.

Aph=cpe/uk/1995/1254/date april 1947/retained at archaeology division, ordnance survey, southampton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217624.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217625.

Young, e. H. /tda/60(1928)283/okehampton during the civil war 1642-1646.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217626.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217627.

Silvester, r. J. , + higham, r. A. /pdas/38(1980)63-65 map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217628.

Des=king, a. /dcra survey a30 okehampton bypass - final report/(31/1/1979)/ worksheet/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV217629.

Balkwill, c. /archaeology and development in rural devon/(1977)17/fig 1.

BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

This enclosure has been recently levelled. Origins uncertain, civil war or possibly roman (balkwill).

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

Rectangular feature visible. Map object base on this source.

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 156 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

Slight earthworks in open ground to the west of the twon may represent the location of a fort erected into the 17th century during the Civil War.

Silvester, R. J. + Higham, R. A., 1980, Domestic Enclosures of Probable Medieval Date (Article in Serial). SDV55518.

Young describes fortifications "in stony park, described by rattenbury. " rectangular banked site, extant, could be of civil war date (silvester + higham).

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Earthworks visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1479Migrated Record: KING.
SDV217623Aerial Photograph:
SDV217624Migrated Record:
SDV217625Migrated Record:
SDV217626Migrated Record:
SDV217627Migrated Record:
SDV217628Migrated Record:
SDV217629Migrated Record:
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93131 ]
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 156.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.
SDV55518Article in Serial: Silvester, R. J. + Higham, R. A.. 1980. Domestic Enclosures of Probable Medieval Date. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 38. Paperback Volume.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2015 11:16AM