MMO2902 - Packhorse road south of Emmett's Grange (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval track or pack horse road is visible as an earthwork. It resembles the packhorse tracks seen elsewhere on Exmoor, and may well be part of the North Molton to Exford Road as depicted on the map of Exmoor of 1816.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval track or pack horse road is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the northeast corner of Hangley Cleave. Beginning at approximately SS 7533 3653, the road, which is composed of numerous interweaving gullies and sunken tracks follows the contour of the slope climbing upwards towards the summit of Hangley Cleave, until it fades from view at approximately SS 7547 3628. It measures some 300 metres long and up to 10 metres wide. It resembles the pack horse tracks seen elsewhere on Exmoor, and may well be part of the North Molton to Exford road as depicted on the map of Exmoor of 1816 reproduced in C.S. Orwin. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1983. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 2325-27.
  • <2> Monograph: Orwin, C.S.. 1929. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition. Plan of Exmoor Forest 1816, facing 20.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7540 3641 (208m by 260m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE105
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1486638

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:14PM

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