MMO2561 - Medieval or post-medieval routeways on Tom's Hill (Monument)

Summary

Trackways or hollow ways potentially of medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The tracks may be two phases of established routes to a former crossing point over Long Combe.

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Full Description

Two trackways or hollow way potentially of medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs on the south facing slope of Toms Hill. The two tracks are each visible for over 100 metres as they take slightly different course down the hill, before joining at circa SS 8030 4292. The earthworks may represent long established routes to a former crossing point over Long Combe, perhaps to reach the stell or sheep fold at circa SS 8033 4278. [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. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F65) 164-5 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32558 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478614, Extant 14 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8031 4294 (63m by 159m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW310
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478614

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:14PM

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