MEM15641 - Footpath through Stoke Wood (Monument)


A footpath or trackway through Stoke Wood crosses the larger track known as the Priest's Path. It includes sections of retaining wall and may have been a route to a deserted settlement at Prickslade Combe.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A minor footpath or trackway through Stoke Wood, the smaller and probably earlier of 2 paths recorded in this area. The trackway crosses the larger trackway known as the Priest's Path and continues downslope towards the combe bottom. Sections of retaining wall can be seen on the down-slope side of the trackway. The track probably originates in Prickslade Combe and may relate to the development and abandonment of a settlement there. [2] The grid reference supplied for this feature may be incorrect. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 1995. Horner Wood 1995: An Archaeological Survey of Stoke Wood and Ten Acre Cleeve. P.9.
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. P.109-131; 262.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Hegarty, C. 23/12/2009.



Grid reference Centred SS 886 438 (29m by 34m) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS84SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 27 2014 11:50AM


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