MMO1860 - Possible deserted settlement northeast of Woolhanger Farm (Monument)
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A probable hollow way and building platforms are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks to the north-east of Woolhanger Farm, centred at circa SS 7030 4545. Woolhanger Farm may be built site of an earlier, possibly medieval Manor House and the earthworks recorded here may be evidence of a small abandoned settlement of medieval or post-medieval date, possibly associated with the Manor. The hollow way appears to ford the Barbrook at its western end before running south-eastwards on a curved course for approximately 450 metres. The pronounced hollow way ends abruptly at a field boundary at circa SS 7045 4526, beyond which the route may continue across Butter Hill as a footpath, previously erroneously recorded as evidence of a field system (MDE11702). The hollow way possibly provided access to the commons of Butter Hill, Shallowford Common and South Common, from the settlement at Woolhanger. Elements of this settlement may be evidenced by two rectangular platforms, approximately six metres long by three metres wide, adjacent to the hollow way at circa SS 7021 4549, possibly associated with building platforms to the north previously identified from aerial photographs by McDonnell, but not identified on the ground (MDE11701). [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7029 4539 (331m by 252m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1464594 (Original Monarch entry: 1464594)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW96
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1464594
Record last edited
Mar 26 2018 11:24AM
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