MDE11710 - Post-medieval hollow way to south of Lyn Down (Monument)


Miscellaneous low banks were seen on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and interpreted as a possible field system. Field investigation in 1994 located only a short linear hollow, thought to be a ploughed-out hollow way.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Miscellaneous lengths of low banks on the south side of Lyn Down seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs and thought to be old field boundaries. [1,2] SS 7215 4666. The area is located on a gentle west facing hillslope under pasture. There are no traces of any banks but a short linear hollow, possibly a ploughed out hollow way was identified. It is of no archaeological significance. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7246A.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 3052 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 February 1994.



Grid reference Centred SS 7208 4658 (323m by 285m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NW/58
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18000
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20734
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW53
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926174

Record last edited

Mar 20 2018 4:20PM


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