MMO2450 - Hollow way or track, Wellshead Allotment, Exford (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, crossing Wellshead Allotment above Allcombe Water. The trackway is partly marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and therefore can be dated to the nineteenth 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.

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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 82894137. From a ford over Allcombe Water, the track branches to the north-east and south-east, 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 First Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and therefore can be dated to the nineteenth 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. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F64) 0161-2 27-APR-1964.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500, 1889.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.

Map

Location

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

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477753

Record last edited

Apr 7 2020 11:42PM

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