MDE13191 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow ways east of Five Barrows Cross (Monument)


Traces of two intersecting holloways, one running northnorthwest by southsoutheast probably from Kinsford Gate, the other east to west probably from Span Head. They may be associated with a nearby quarry (MMO2743).

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7435 3587 An irregular linear depression, indicating old tramways, seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. Located close by to the east are two similar hollow ways or trackways MMO2908. [1, 2] The grid reference given falls on a fairly steep south facing slope about 420 metres above Ordnance Datum, in improved pasture and scattered rough grass. Traces of two intersecting hollow ways or terraces meet at approximately SS 743 359; one running northnorthwest by southsoutheast, probably from Kinsford Gate, and the other running roughly east to west from Span Head. There is an old quarry (MMO2743) at SS 7425 3595 which might have been associated with these features. Several sheep tracks also cross the slope from east to west. It is probably the hollow ways that were interpreted by McDonnell as tramways. [1,3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7435B, SS7535B. [Mapped feature: #46702 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . MAM/14/096, 099 (May 1977).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 October 1995.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1050235, Extant 30 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 73 NW/575
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17850
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17853
  • Devon SMR: SS73NE/504
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): 20464
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20467
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW49
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1050235



Grid reference Centred SS 7491 3594 (1468m by 535m)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Record last edited

Nov 30 2021 1:26PM


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