MMO2620 - Possible medieval trackway or hollow way south of Oway Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A possible medieval track or hollow way is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It runs east to west along the contours of the south facing slope and may represent part of the original routeway through this area.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible medieval track or hollow way is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in a field south of Oway Plantation, Wootton Courtenay. Centred at approximately SS 9586 4358, it runs east to west along the contours of the south facing slope, measuring some 265 metres long and up to 4.5 metres wide. The track may represent part of the original routeway through this area, connecting with the main path at its western end. There is no routeway shown at this location on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date, and probably predates the plantation. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 162-63 (23 September 1970).
  • <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 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32507 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9587 4355 (255m by 103m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE183
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479741

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 1:25PM

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