MMO2904 - Medieval or post-medieval trackway or packhorse road on Little Halscombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
- None recorded
A medieval or post-medieval trackway or packhorse road is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the eastern edge of Little Halscombe, Exmoor. Beginning at approximately SS 7803 3828, the feature is visible as a sunken gully running approximately east-west for some 430 metres before fading from view at approximately SS 7762 3816. It resembles the packhorse roads seen elsewhere on Exmoor and roughly follows the course of the Exford-Barnstaple road depicted on the 1816 map of Exmoor Forest reproduced in Orwin. However, it also lies close to several large areas of drainage ditches and it may in fact be a larger one of these ditches. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3454-55 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SEM7231 Monograph: Orwin, C.S.. 1929. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition. Plan of Exmoor Forest 1816, facing 20.
- <3>XY SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33222 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1486643, Extant 22 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7782 3822 (424m by 128m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1486643 (Original Monarch entry: 1486643)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE107
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1486643
Record last edited
Nov 22 2021 9:28PM
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