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HER Number:MDV70201
Name:Military Sidings, Okehampton Station

Summary

Military sidings, Okehampton Station, established as a single siding off the mainline by 1904, extended to two sidings and a loading/unloading dock by 1932.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 588 943
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/235

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY SIDING (XVIII to XX - 1800 AD to 1904 AD (Between))

Full description

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


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.


Probert, S. A. J., 2004, Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report, 99; figure 82 (Report - Survey). SDV324949.

Former military sidings adjacent to the railway line at Tors Road. The site was established as a single siding off the London and South Western Railway mainline by 1904, and had been extended to two sidings and a loading/unloading dock by 1932. These facilities enabled the carriage of guns and horses as well as troops, to and from Okehampton. Special trains continued to ferry troops into the area until the 1960s. At this time it was converted into a Motor Rail depot carrying holiday makers and their cars. The rails have since been lifted and a temporary building occupies part of the former loading dock.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324949Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2004. Okehampton Castle and Park, West Devon: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/03/2004. A4 Stapled + Digital. 99; figure 82.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV22592Related to: The Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton Section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3474 - Earthwork survey of Okehampton Castle and Park

Date Last Edited:Jul 5 2012 9:18AM