MMO2909 - Medieval or post-medieval track or hollow way south of Fyldon Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A possible medieval or post-medieval sunken track or hollow way is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in a field south of Fyldon Common, North Molton. Beginning at approximately SS 7548 3522, the track runs approximately north to south for some 155 metres before fading from view at approximately SS 7552 3507. Its width varies along its length, from 1.5 metres in the north to 4.5 metres at the southern end. It is similar in appearance to the trackways on Fyldon Common (MMO2908) and appears to connect with a well preserved hollow way which runs from Gravel Pit Cross to the northeast as far as Buttery Farm. It is not depicted on the 1816 plan of Exmoor Forest reproduced in Orwin, suggesting it was abandoned some considerable time prior to publication. [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 (F61) 172-73 (27 April 1964).
- <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: #33218 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487067, Extant 22 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7550 3514 (47m by 157m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487067 (Original Monarch entry: 1487067)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE112
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487067
Record last edited
Nov 22 2021 9:47PM
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