MDE21875 - Church Path, Countisbury (Monument)


A routeway shown on historic mapping running south around Holden Head and crossing Church Lake to Wilsham and Rockford.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7540 4903 (centre). Bridleway known as 'Church Path' linking Countisbury with Rockford to the southeast observed during the survey by the National Trust in 2004. The path follows the west, southwest and south side of Holden Head down into Church Combe then south to Wilsham and Rockford. The path is generally 2 to 3 metres wide. It was not shown on the 1839 Countisbury Tithe Map [1] but is shown on all later maps. [2] 'Church Path' shown on 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps running south from the road at SS 7518 4557 to cross the 'Church Lake' stream at SS 7563 4890 before turning southwest towards 'Wilsham'. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: <1841. Countisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Report: Berry, N.. 2004. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. NT SMR No 101015, site 043.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1906.



Grid reference Centred SS 7540 4917 (458m by 804m)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 71675
  • Report Site Reference (SEM6856): 043

Record last edited

Jan 12 2021 4:18PM


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