MMO939 - Trackways on Lype Hill (Monument)


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 north-east to south-west and cross each other in the vicinity of the old iron workings described in record SS 93 NW 121 and may be contemporary with them. A third trackway is visible running parallel to, and 250m to the south of, the east-west trackway. [1-3] It is not clear whether any of the above refer to the trackway that forms the Herepath (MSO11642). [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 0143-45 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 0143 27-APR-1964.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SCC CS969 9695 05-NOV-1981.
  • <4> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove 31/01/2013.



Grid reference Centred SS 9427 3717 (1655m by 915m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Jan 31 2013 1:10PM


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