MMO3692 - Possible trackway on eastern edge of Treborough Common (Monument)

Summary

A possible packhorse road or trackway consisting of a series of tracks and ruts is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. The area may have been used as the main thoroughfare to the common land prior to it being enclosed.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible packhorse road or trackway consisting of a series of tracks and ruts is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the eastern edge of Treborough Common. Located at approximately ST 0120 355, numerous sunken tracks are visible, interweaving with each other and running in a north-easterly direction between Treborough Common and Coldharbour Farm. They vary in length from 75 to 180 metres but are fairly uniform in width, measuring between 5 and 11 metres. They are situated above and at the far end of the valley, across the least steep slope. This suggests that this area was used as the main thoroughfare to the common land prior to it being enclosed. After enclosure, it may still have served to pass around Treborough Common. As such the road is likely to date to the medieval or post-medieval period. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76067 207-08 04-AUG-1976.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0119 3558 (292m by 187m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish TREBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1499576

Record last edited

Feb 22 2013 9:46AM

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