MDE11233 - Possible modern sheep track south of Hill Brook Combe (Monument)


A linear feature visible on aerial photographs of 1946, was thought to be a field bank but now appears to be a sheeptrack. The area is now under dense vegetation and nothing could be found during field investigation in 1993.

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Field bank south of Hill Brook Combe. It's visibility is good on the 1946 aerial photograph and fair on the 1978 aerial photograph. [1-3] SS 6555 4904. This feature, which appears to be a sheeptrack, is visible on an aerial photograph diagonally crossing the steep slopes on the east side of Heddon's Mouth Cleave. The area is now under dense vegetation, a mixture of deciduous trees, scrub and bracken, and no trace of a bank was identified on the ground. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . RAF 106G/UK 1655/3163 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM/2600 (June 1978).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6549b. [Mapped feature: #45948 SS6549B]
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 June 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 6553 4898 (170m by 136m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64NE/44
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17930
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20544
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE62
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 915545

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:01PM


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