MMO1949 - Post-medieval trackway south of Wallace Lane (Monument)


An earthwork hollow or spread bank has alternatively been interpreted as a post-medieval trackway or the continuation of the ring fence bounding West Ilkerton Farm.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible trackway of post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south of Wallace Lane. The earthwork is visible as a hollow up to 4 metres wide, running in a southeasterly direction from Wallace Lane, for approximately 135 metres from circa SS 7072 4686. The route may have provided access to the commons on Ilkerton Ridge. [1-3] A spread bank marking the continuation of the ring fence that bounds West Ilkerton Farm. On its northern side a drove allows access to Ilkerton Ridge. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5] The feature is not shown on the Tithe Map or on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3366-7 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 (F20) 4082-3 (17 October 1952).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173. [Mapped feature: #47766 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. R Wilson-North, July 2012.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1465491, Extant 10 January 2022.
  • <6> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW154
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465491



Grid reference Centred SS 7075 4680 (66m by 130m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Jan 10 2022 10:25AM


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