MMO1163 - Possible undated trackway at Lype Common (Monument)


The remains of a possible fragmented trackway of unknown date seen crossing part of Lype Common. The feature is defined by two parallel ditches that can be traced for 300 metres.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a possible trackway of unknown date seen as two broken parallel ditches crossing Lype Common in a east north east to west south west alignment. The ditches can be traced for approximately 300 metres between SS 9493 3640 and SS 9520 3650. The feature was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. A number of old trackways can be seen crossing Lype Common from various directions and if projected would converge on one point at around SS 9533 3660. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944/4151 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NE. AF1133887. 101.



Grid reference Centred SS 9488 3639 (670m by 272m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10085
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7237
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE101
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1166280
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13922

Record last edited

Oct 3 2018 3:10PM


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