MMO3222 - Medieval or post-medieval hollow way on Woolcombe Allotment (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A medieval or post-medieval hollow way or track is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs southeast of Sherdon Cottage and Sherdon Bridge, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7934 3434, the hollow way is visible as a wide ditch running approximately north-south, with a slight narrow bank on the eastern side. It measures some 75 metres in length and up to 5 metres wide. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date, and may have been connected with the track leading to Sherdon Cottage. [1-3] This may represent a track leading to a ford crossing before the construction of the bridge. It is unlikely to be associated with Sherdon Cottage unless of later 19th century date as the cottage and bridge are not shown on the map of the Inclosure of Exmoor Forest (1818), the cottage and bridge are shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7936 3433 (64m by 63m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1492795 (Original Monarch entry: 1492795)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE81
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492795
Record last edited
Oct 15 2013 4:24PM
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