MMO2804 - Possible medieval or post-medieval trackway south of Mole's Chamber (Monument)

Summary

A number of linear hollows and sunken features are visible on aerial photographs and resemble a possible trackway or hollow way, dating to the medieval or post medieval periods. It may otherwise be a natural feature formed by flood channels.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Irregular linear depressions to the southwest of Mole's Chamber may represent old trackways or flood channels. They are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1977. [1-3] A number of linear hollows and sunken features are visible on aerial photographs south of Mole's Chamber, Brayford. Beginning at approximately SS 7185 3908, the earthworks run approximately southeast to northwest before fading from view at approximately SS 7168 3920. The earthworks resemble a possible trackway or hollow way, probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval periods, althought visually it appears quite different to the trackways previously recorded in the area. It may be a natural feature formed by flood channels, and further survey is required. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.3444 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/14/051 (May 1977).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7139b.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3444-45 (11 April 1947).
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #43203 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7177 3914 (186m by 131m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17831
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/555
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20445
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW142
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484852

Record last edited

Aug 30 2020 10:47PM

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