MMO1897 - Medieval hollow way or trackway west of South Sparhangar (Monument)

Summary

Earthworks defining the route of a possible hollow way or track can be seen on aerial photographs of 1995. The earthworks may demonstrate that Radsbury Lane has changed course twice since the early medieval period.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Earthworks defining the route of a possible hollow way or track can be seen on aerial photographs of 1995, to the west of South Sparhangar, Lynton and Lynton parish, centred on circa SS 7155 4603. The earthworks are located roughly halfway between the current course of Radsbury Lane and linear earthworks to the north, interpreted as a possible hollow way of medieval or early medieval date. The linear earthworks recorded here may demonstrate thatRadsbury lane has changed course twice since the early medieval period, even if only for a short time. Such a shift in course might have been caused by the acquisition and enclosure of a block of strip fields by a single land owner. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA CUCAP (Zki-FD 100) 02-NOV-1995.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7155 4603 (153m by 46m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1464985

Record last edited

Apr 3 2018 3:55PM

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