MEM24218 - Medieval hollow way northeast of Upper Willingford Corner (Monument)

Summary

A hollow way is part of an area of hollow ways that converge to cross the Dane's Brook north of Upper Willingford Corner. They gave access to the main areas of summer grazing in the former Royal Forest and may well date from the early medieval period.

Please read the .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 81802 32633. A hollow way lies in the southwest corner of Humber's Ball, northeast of Upper Willingford Corner. It is 5.6 metres wide, 1.4 deep and 70 metres long, and is part of an area of hollow ways that converge to cross the Dane's Brook north of Upper Willingford Corner. These are the remains of routes giving access to the main areas of summer grazing in the former Royal Forest and may well date from the early medieval period. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17070, p17. [Mapped feature: #44526 Hollow way, HWH17070]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8179 3263 (69m by 30m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17070

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.