MDE21736 - 19th Century road linking Stony Lane and Two Gates across Parracombe Common (Monument)


A public carriage road is recorded as 'Challacombe Road, no.27' on the 1862 Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Road recorded as 'challacombe road, no.27' on 1862 Parracombe Down enclosure award and map. Described as a 'public carriage road' to be set out from SS 6843 4512 southwards to junction called 'Two Gates' at the parish boundary, at SS 6901 4345. Original width marked out as 20 feet. Visible as a road on the 6 inch 1963 Ordnance Survey map. [1-3] The routeway was not shown on the Tithe Map for Parracombe but was in place by the time the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map was surveyed. [4-5] The road is still shown on the 2018 MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1862. Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963. SS64NE, SS64SE.
  • <4> Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #44428 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 6881 4426 (815m by 1673m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62119
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62210
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/136
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/208
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21748

Record last edited

May 21 2019 4:31PM


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