MDE21737 - Linton Road, Parracombe (Monument)


A public carriage road set out as a result of the 1862 Parracombe Down Enclosure Award. It may or may not have formalised a preexisting routeway.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Road recorded as 'Linton Road, no.21' on 1862 Parracombe Down Enclosure Award and map. Described as a 'public carriage road to be set out from SS 6831 4526 to SS 6846 4607. Original width marked out as 20 feet. [1,2] Visible as road on 1:10560 (1963) os map. [3] The routeway is not visible on the Parracombe Tithe Map. [4] The road is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5] The road is also shown on 2020 MasterMap data. [6] The road may be contemporary with the routeway shown on the 1st Edition map [5] heading north from SS 6846 4607 recorded as part of MDE21778. It is not, however, clear if it formalised a preexisting route not shown on the Parracombe Tithe Map [4] but indicated by a routeway meeting it at this point shown on the Martinhoe Tithe Map, also recorded under MDE21778 [7]. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1862. Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays. Parracombe Down.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <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. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46742 ]
  • <7> Map: 1842. Martinhoe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <8> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 October 2020.



Grid reference Centred SS 6837 4567 (149m by 806m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62120
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/137

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 3:14PM


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