MDE21874 - 19th Century trackways northeast of Dewcombe (Monument)


A series of tracks are shown on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Terraced track shown on the 1888 and 1904 maps running around the north side of Duccombe Wells identified during the survey by the National Trust in 2004. The track is up to 3 metres wide and linked to the Brendon Road to the southeast & the A39 to the northwest. A section continues down the west side of the fields at Duccombe & then back northwest. Further sections which no longer survive are shown on the historic maps. The remains of a former field boundary or track was identified to the west centred at SS 7586 4923. The broad 3 metre wide low bank and ditch aligned east to west on the north side of Ammony Hill was not shown on the historic maps. [1] The trackways are shown on the 25 inch 1880s 1st and 1906 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3] The tracks are not shown on the Countisbury Tithe Map, although they may have been in use at this time. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 2004. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. Map 2, Site numbers 038 and 039, 101010 and 101011.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46871 ]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1906.
  • <4> Map: <1841. Countisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 7602 4910 (373m by 535m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 71674

Record last edited

Jan 12 2021 4:31PM


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