MMO3220 - Medieval hollow way or trackway northwest of Western Ball (Monument)

Summary

A possible medieval hollow way or track is visible on aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible medieval hollow way or track is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in fields north-west of Western Ball, Twitchen. Beginning at approximately SS 7791 3185 the track runs roughly north-south for some 530 metres, fading from view at approximately SS 7761 3141. It is cut in places by field boundaries, but fades before the modern road, and may have connected with the road. It is not depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was out of use by this time. [1-3] This is part of the hollow or trackway complex noted by McDonnell in the 1980s (see MDE20479). [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 248-49 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1891.
  • <3>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195. [Mapped feature: #43673 ]
  • <4> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7731a.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/045 (May 1977).
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1492783, Extant 29 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7779 3168 (396m by 621m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE79
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1492783

Record last edited

Sep 29 2021 10:58AM

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