MEM24573 - Possible post-medieval trackway west of Kipscombe Combe (Monument)

Summary

A section of terraced track is not shown on historic mapping and is about 70 metres long.

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Full Description

SS 7596 4992. A section of terraced track aligned roughly north to south on the western side of Kipscombe Combe was noted during field survey by the National Trust in 2003. Both ends of the track are indistinct. The southern end fades in an area of gorse and is possibly slighted by the later, modern track just uphill. The northern end also fades out on the slope. Slumping on the side of the hill narrows the track. The track is about 70 metres long and 1.5 to 2 metres wide. It is not shown on any of the historic maps. N.B. This record was originally part of MDE21861 but has been separated for clarity. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Berry, N.. 2004. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of Kipscombe Farm, Countisbury, Devon. NT reference 100995, site 024.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 17 October 2018.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7599 4992 (32m by 78m)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MDE21861
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA149639

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:18PM

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