MMO3378 - Medieval or post-medieval routeways on Venford Moor (Monument)


The possible remains of four hollow ways or tracks of possible medieval or post-medieval origin can be seen on aerial photographs as low earthworks.

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The remains of four possible hollow ways or tracks of medieval or post-medieval origin can be seen on aerial photographs as low earthworks, on the northeast facing slopes of Venford Moor. Centred on circa SS 8603 2918, approximately 300 metres to the west of Venford Farm, the hollow ways cross 400 metres of slope and climb 50 metres in elevation to approach to the summit of West Anstey Common. The earthworks appear to have been cut by a quarry of probable post-medieval date and are largely within land enclosed in the 20th Century, and have probably been levelled by modern agricultural improvements. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF/39/3821 0194-5 (29 October 1971).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 82 NE. MD002200. [Mapped feature: #32850 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8606 2917 (391m by 233m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NE110
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1494254

Record last edited

Feb 19 2019 11:49AM


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