MMO1721 - Possible medieval road or hollow way southwest of St Brendan's Church (Monument)


The course of a relict road or hollow way of possible medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1952.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The course of a relict road or hollow way of possible medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south-west of St Brendan's Church, between Crookhorn Gate and Straypark Corner, Brendon parish. The relict route appears to diverge from the road at circa SS 7477 4749, circa 80 metres to the north of Crookhorn Gate, and is visible running for roughly 100 metres in a north-easterly direction. This route originally might have connected with the road called Church Hill. It can be seen to be cut by the channels or gutters of a water meadow of probable 19th Century date (MMO1720) and therefore predates this period. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 (F20) 4030-4031 17-OCT-1952.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168.



Grid reference Centred SS 7481 4752 (76m by 93m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE107
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461339

Record last edited

May 29 2013 9:25AM


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