MMO2364 - Medieval trackway east of Badgworthy Water (Monument)

Summary

A medieval trackway or path is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It connects with the modern footpath which runs along the east bank of Badgworthy Water, and it is possible that the footpath is reusing a more ancient trackway.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval trackway or path is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland east of Badgworthy Water. Begining at approximately SS 7947 4494, the trackway runs approximately north to south downslope towards Badgworthy settlement, and strongly resembles the packhorse tracks seen elsewhere on the moor. At its southern end (SS 7936 4457) it connects with the modern footpath which runs along the east bank of Badgworthy Water, and it is possible that the footpath is reusing a more ancient trackway. The total length of the trackway is approximately 400 metres. In places, the course is irregular and rough, suggesting that it was in use for a long period. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 4067-68 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38762 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475963, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7938 4475 (177m by 383m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE213
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475963

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 4:49PM

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