MDE21758 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow way northwest of Friendship Farm (Monument)


The line of a medieval or post-medieval routeway has been partially preserved by a field boundary.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A disused hollow way running southeast to northwest forming a field boundary. The banks have been removed and the hollow infilled where the water pipeline crosses it but it remains intact 20 metres to the north. [1] A five metre section of the former western bank of the hollow way was preserved outside the pipeline construction corridor showing a two metre wide stone faced bank. Excavation of the remnant eastern bank revealed a loose earth and stone core and a large rectangular flat stone may represent a facing stone. This track was part of the original route crossing Bratton Down to Blackmoor Gate. [2] The routeway is depicted on the Tithe Map for Challacombe joining to two further roads to the north. [3] The road appears to have fallen out of use by the time the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map was surveyed, but was partially preserved as a field boundary. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2000. Lynton Water Supply: Environmental report. 63.
  • <2> Report: Whitton, C.J.M.. 2000. Archaeological Recording on the South West Water Lynton Water Supply Pipeline. 5.
  • <3> Map: 1839. Challacombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 6572 4185 (157m by 199m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 64573
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/215

Record last edited

May 21 2019 3:38PM


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