MMO2450 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow way or track at Wellshead Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A hollow way or track of possible medieval or post-medieval origin is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hollow way or track of possible medieval or post-medieval origin is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8289 4137. From a ford over Allcombe Water, the track branches to the northeast and southeast, climbing the west facing slopes of a now enclosed area of Wellshead Allotment for over 100 metres in each direction. The trackway is partly marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and therefore can be dated to the 19th Century at the latest. However, the route may respect the boundaries of an abandoned field system of possible medieval date, and may be significantly earlier in origin, perhaps contemporaneous with the enclosure. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F64) 0161-2 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32583 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477753, Extant 20 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8290 4144 (101m by 169m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW223
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477753

Record last edited

Jul 20 2021 2:06PM

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