MMO2492 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow ways south of Long Combe (Monument)

Summary

Tracks or hollow ways are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The earthworks may be evidence for the movement of livestock through the former Royal Forest of Exmoor from the medieval period onwards.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Tracks or hollow ways are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs to the south of Long Combe, centred on circa SS 7988 4290. The curvilinear earthworks are clearly not deliberately cut, but may be evidence for the movement of livestock through the former Royal Forest of Exmoor over many years, potentially from the medieval period onwards. [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 (F65) 166-7 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 (F20) 3109-3110 (8 November 1952_.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.
  • <4>XY Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477935, Extant 16 June 2021. [Mapped feature: #47305 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7988 4289 (20m by 20m) Not included with NMP transcriptions
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74SE259
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477935

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 5:16PM

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