MEM15455 - Undated bank and ditch defined trackway in Churchway Hams Wood (Monument)


A broad bank and ditch defined track, possibly incorporating the hedge bank that defines the northern extent of Churchway Hams Wood (MEM15462).

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A broad bank and ditch defined trackway. At its eastern end this track intersects a second trackway which continues upslope in a eastnortheast direction, towards the junction of Winsley Wood and Little Comfort Wood. The flanking banks contain large blocks of stone, and incorporate a hedge bank that defines the northern extent of Churchway Hams Wood (MEM15462). [1, 2] This is not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and was presumebly disused prior to the survey. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2003. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002-2003: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 2. p 10, 13. [Mapped feature: #35322 ]
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. p 55-66.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 711 355 (456m by 80m) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 10:29AM


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