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HER Number:MDV69493
Name:Gun emplacement below West Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Crescent shaped gun emplacement below West Mill Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 916
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/226/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Halsey, S., 2003, Gun Emplacement (Worksheet). SDV241038.

Circular feature circa 6 metres diameter below 'West Mill Tor' probably a modern mortar emplacement with banks up to 0.9 metres high. Some stones in the bank are visible above ground level and there is a possible entrance to the southeast. The feature could be a prehistoric hut circle.

English Heritage, 2005, Military survey information (Report - Survey). SDV347107.

Feature shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241038Worksheet: Halsey, S.. 2003. Gun Emplacement.
SDV347107Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Military survey information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126464 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV128711Related to: Military earthworks on saddle between Black Down and West Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV27790Related to: Target Tramways on West Mill Tor, Okehampton Hamlets (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2020 5:04PM