MMO2623 - Medieval or post-medieval road or trackway north of Hart Cleeve and Ball Copse (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval road or trackway is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. The western side of the road forms part of the Civil Parish Boundary between Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval road or trackway is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork north of Hart Cleeve and Ball Copse, Timberscombe. Beginning at SS 9623 4351, the track is visible as a flattened area between two narrow banks. It runs approximately north to south for some 110 metres, fading at SS 9618 4341. The western bank is depicted on modern and historic maps and forms part of the Civil Parish Boundary between Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay. At the southern end of the road (SS 9618 4341), it connects with an extant pathway, indicating that it may have been part of a medieval or post-medieval routeway to Knowle Farm, Knowle Manor and Hart Cleeve. The road is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F65) 141-42 (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 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32504 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9620 4346 (57m by 106m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE186
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479770

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 2:13PM

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