MDE21783 - Post-medieval hollow way north of Killington Cross (Monument)

Summary

A 100 metre stretch of the former surface of the hollow way was exposed during groundwork for a water pipeline in 2000. A piece of iron horseshoe was the only artefact recovered from the surface.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 100 metre stretch of the former surface of the hollow way was exposed during groundwork for a water pipeline in 2000. The road was constructed from a single course of large unmortared quarried blocks bedded into a loam matrix forming a level surface 3.2 metres - 3.6 metres wide. A piece of iron horseshoe was the only artefact recovered from the surface. Along the eastern edge of the road was a 2 metre wide track or pathway consisting of small sub-circular cobbles and some peagrit. The southern end of the pathway was located between the road and the remnant eastern bank 0.25 metres high x 1.6 metres wide, but diverged further north. The road and track together were at least 6.5 metres wide, indicating that the route must have been of some local importance. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Whitton, C.J.M.. 2000. Archaeological Recording on the South West Water Lynton Water Supply Pipeline. P.6-7, Site 59. [Mapped feature: #46731 Site 59]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 6742 4600 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish MARTINHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 65559
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/145/2

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 10:56AM

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