MDE11701 - Possible 20th Century building remains east of The Lodge (Monument)


Building remains, recorded from aerial photographs taken in 1947, could not be found during field investigation in 1994; no buildings are shown in the area on the Tithe Map of 1840.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 74 NW 46.SS 7037 4053. Possible building remains with a hollow way seen by McDonnell on air photograph. [1,2] SS 7037 4053. This area is a wet gully in a pasture field on west facing slopes. A trackway from Woolhanger to Thornworthy farms crosses the area and its use has formed modern hollow-ways but there is no evidence of any buildings. No buildings appear on the 1840 Tithe Map or the 1888 or 1904 Ordnance Survey maps. [3-6] Possible building remains recorded from aerial photographs during the CRAAGS survey have not been identied on the ground. The structures also were not be identified during the Exmoor NMP survey, but the hollow way may be associated with a similar route visible further to the south at circa SS 70334542, which may have been mis-identified by McDonnell as low banks forming field boundaries to the east of Home Plantation. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7045B.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. Apr 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 4083.
  • <3> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888, Devon Sheet 6(8).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Devon Sheet 6(8).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <7> Unassigned: Hegarty, C.. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. Exmoor NMP Survey.



Grid reference Centred SS 7036 4557 (60m by 110m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NW/45
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17880
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20494
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO344
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW46
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926140

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 11:32AM


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