MMO437 - Post-medieval trackways on King's Brompton Common (Monument)


Post-medieval trackways crossing King's Brompton Common, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1970.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ST 015 340. Trackways, King's Brompton Common. For details see county SMR. [1] The post Medieval trackways described by the previous authority were seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. The trackways form a distinctive cross pattern, with the centre at ST 0143 3394. Some of the trackways can be seen extending beyond the Common, especially those heading south west. [2-4] These features were confirmed on the ground during RCHME field reconnaissance. They survive as smoothed earthworks in an area of improved pasture. [5] The trackways appear on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Somerset County Council SMR 29 Sep 1986.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3144-3145 23-JAN-1947.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70387 500-501 25-SEP-1970.
  • <4> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SOC HSL UK 71180 RUN 01 8866-8867 07-SEP-.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 6" sheet 58NE.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred ST 0147 3386 (790m by 619m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11129
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8870
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW30
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975399
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33427

Record last edited

Jan 3 2018 9:40AM


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