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


A possible trackway of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, to the south of Wallace Lane.

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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 alllows access to Ilkerton Ridge. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 3366-7. 13/05/1946.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 (F20) 4082-3. 17/10/1952.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. R Wilson-North, July 2011.



Grid reference Centred SS 7075 4680 (61m by 126m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW154
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1465491

Record last edited

May 29 2013 11:48AM


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