MEM23930 - Popery Lane (Monument)


The road is shown on historic mapping. A section of the routeway shows wheel rut marks on the exposed bedrock.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A routeway is shown on the Tithe Map for Cutcombe originating at Cutcombe Cross (SS 9298 3883) and heading south to SS 9313 3835, where it is then shown skirting the edge of a field southwards to SS 9317 3824 before continuing south to eventually reach Pitley at SS 9325 3765. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the routeway as shown on the Tithe Map, with an additional trackway leaving the main road to the west at SS 9289 3810 to join the lane at SS 9317 3810. [2] The routeway is still in use and forms part of the Coleridge Way. A section of the routeway between SS 9300 3881 and SS 9307 3849 shows wheel rut marks on the exposed bedrock. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #43944 Extent of routeway, ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. Catherine Dove, 3 January 2017.



Grid reference Centred SS 9312 3824 (284m by 1191m)
Map sheet SS93NW
Historic Parish CUTCOMBE

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Record last edited

Feb 26 2018 12:29PM


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