MMO939 - Undated trackways on Lype Hill (Monument)

Summary

Trackways running across Lype Hill, visible as earthworks on vertical aerial photographs taken in 1947, 1964 and 1981.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two highly braided trackways are clearly visible running across Lype Hill on vertical aerial photographs. The trackways run east to west and northeast to southwest and cross each other in the vicinity of the old iron workings described in record MMO938 and may be contemporary with them. A third trackway is visible running parallel to, and 250 metres to the south of, the east to west trackway. [1-3] It is not clear whether any of the above refer to the trackway that forms the Herepath (MSO11642). [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 0143-45 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 0143 (27 April 1964).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SCC CS969 9695 (5 November 1981).
  • <4> Archive: Dyer, C.A.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Catherine Dove, 31 January 2013.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132552, Extant 26 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9427 3717 (1655m by 915m) (9 map features)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9307
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW122
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132552

Record last edited

Apr 26 2022 1:35PM

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