MMO436 - Pre-enclosure trackways at Brendon Hill (Monument)

Summary

Trackways extending for two kilometres over Brendon Hill, visible as cropmarks and earthworks on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1971. They may not all be contemporary but they all seem to pre-date the enclosure fields.

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Protected Status

Full Description

ST 0015 3490, ST 0130 3455. Trackways, Wiveliscombe Barrow. [1] A series of trackways were seen as earthworks and cropmarks and mapped from aerial photographs. The trackways are not continuous but extend from near Brendon Hill (ST 0222 3436) to ST 0017 3498 and are aligned NW-SE. The date of these trackways is not clear, it is debatable whether they are all contemporary, but they all seem to pre-date the enclosure fields and some are cut by trackways associated with ironstone mining (MMO1121). [2-3]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3144-3146 23-JAN-1947.
  • <3> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SOC HSL UK 71180 RUN 01 8867-8868 07-SEP-1947.
  • <5> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 0034.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3332.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0120 3465 (2059m by 652m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11127
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7869
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8868
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW28
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975393
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33425

Record last edited

Aug 15 2017 5:35PM

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