MDE21724 - Post-medieval routeway on East Anstey Common (Monument)


A trackway is described as a 'public highway' in the 1856 Enclosure Award. Its route is marked on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Derelict track. Described as a 'Public Highway' in the 1856 Enclosure Award in Devon Record Office; to be discontinued and stopped up from a point near Rhyll Gate (point C on enclosure map; SS 8680 2820 on the 1973 1:10000 Ordnance Survey map); extending northwards towards Hawkridge and terminating at south of new 'Ventford Hill' road or MDE21722 (point A on enclosure map; SS 8650 2922 on the 1973 1:10000 Ordnance Survey map). These coordinate points were indicated as white painted stakes on the ground, as described in the 1856 Enclosure Award. The route is visible on the 1973 1:10000 Ordnance Survey map. [1-3] The route has been traced on Exmoor's HER GIS using the description above and the route of the presumed track marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [4,5] The route is not shown on the East Anstey Tithe Map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1856. East Anstey Common Enclosure Award.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1973. 1:10000, 1973. 1:10,000.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 9 May 2013.
  • <6> Map: Crispin, H.. 1845. East Anstey Tithe Map and Apportionment. 3 chains : 1 inch.



Grid reference Centred SS 866 287 (305m by 1055m)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62096
  • Devon SMR: SS82NE/64

Record last edited

Mar 26 2019 3:16PM


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