MDE21741 - Possible 19th Century road east of Killington Cross (Monument)


A track recorded as a 'private carriage and occupation road' is shown on an enclosure award map dating to 1862. It may not have ever been built.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Track recorded as 'private carriage and occupation road, no.17' on 1862 Parracombe Down Enclosure Award and map in DRO. Runs from SS 6742 4546 to SS 6752 4580. Original width marked out as 15 feet. [1,2] Not visible on 1963 Ordnance Survey map. [3] The trackway is not shown on the Tithe Map for Parracombe, nor on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [4,5] It is possible that the road was never built. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 1862. Parracombe Down Enclosure Award.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays. Parracombe Down. [Mapped feature: #46741 ]
  • <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> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 October 2020.



Grid reference Centred SS 6747 4563 (99m by 334m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 62124
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/139

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 2:51PM


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