MMO2905 - Post-medieval trackway alongside Wheal Eliza (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A substantial post-medieval trackway, probably representing the main route to and from Wheal Eliza mine, is visible on aerial photographs immediately north of of the former mine. Beginning at approximately SS 7844 3824, the trackway runs approximately southwest to northeast towards Simonsbath for some 307 metres before fading from view at approximately SS 7862 3831. Its width varies from 5 to 10 metres, and in several places, shallow surface workings can be seen alongside it. The trackway is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was most likely abandoned soon after mining operations ceased. [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 543/2821 (F62) 169-70 (27-APR-1964).
- <2> SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33221 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1486644, Extant 22 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7847 3826 (316m by 99m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1486644 (Original Monarch entry: 1486644)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE108
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1486644
Record last edited
Nov 22 2021 9:34PM
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