MMO2626 - Possible medieval or post-medieval track or hollow way northwest of Higher Kitswall Farm (Monument)

Summary

A possible medieval or post-medieval track or hollow way is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork and on historic and modern maps. It follows the route of the Civil Parish Boundary between Dunster and Timberscombe.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible medieval or post-medieval track or hollow way is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, apparently connecting Higher Kitswall Farm, Dunster and Kitswall Farm, Timberscombe. Centred at approximately SS 9713 4254 and running approximately north to south for 125 metres, the track follows the route of the Civil Parish Boundary between Dunster and Timberscombe almost exactly. It measures up to 6 metres wide. A track is depicted at this location on both modern and historic maps, suggesting it remains in use to this date. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 161-62 (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: #32501 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9710 4257 (96m by 92m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE189
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479799

Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 3:18PM

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