MEM23951 - Possible post-medieval trackways on Burcombe (Monument)


A group of hollowed and terraced tracks around the head of the combe may or may not be related to mining activity in the area.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of hollowed and terraced tracks around the head of a combe were noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe. One track lies north to south and runs across the face of the side of the combe as a terraced way, with another crossing the head of the combe east to west and perhaps serving the extractive pit above it (MEM23950). These tracks vary from 2 metres to 7 metres in width. [1] During a follow up walkover survey the Mires Historic Environment Officer also noted the presence of several tracks in the area, perhaps connected to the mining activity on Burcombe. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2012. Burcombe and Wester Emmetts, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. p17.
  • <2>XY Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Burcombe: May - October, 2012. p13. [Mapped feature: #43971 ]



Grid reference SS 7487 3792 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EBC12(24)

Record last edited

Sep 7 2020 10:48PM


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