MMO2908 - Medieval or post-medieval tracks on Fyldon Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A pair of medieval or post-medieval tracks or hollow ways are visible on aerial photgraphs as earthworks on Fyldon Common, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7559 3555, two tracks are visible, of similar sizes. The western trackway runs north-south across the centre of Fyldon Common, from SS 7543 3579 as far as SS 7557 3543 and measures some 377 metres long. The second track, which lies approximately 100 metres east of its neighbour and also runs north-south, measures some 320 metres long. The shorter trackway appears to have been cut by the post-medieval road. They resemble the packhorse tracks and hollow ways seen elsewhere in and around the former Royal Forest of Exmoor, and are probably of a similar date. However, unlike some of these routes, these are not depicted on the 1816 map of the Forest, suggesting they were abandoned prior to this date. They may also be related to the hollow ways recorded around Span Head to the west (see MDE13191 and MDE20467). [1-2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7554 3555 (233m by 488m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487054 (Original Monarch entry:1487054)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE111
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487054
Record last edited
Apr 25 2018 6:14PM
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