MSO11140 - Medieval and post-medieval coach road in Dunster Park (Monument)


The road led east from south of Gallox Bridge towards Carhampton.

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Full Description

From Gallon Cross (Park Gate) a road led in a southeasterly direction to Carhampton Gate and so to Carhampton. Was the normal Carhampton to Dunster road but stopped with the creation of the Deerpark. Now a footpath. [1] Parallel banks in Dunster Park seen on aerial photographs dating to 1947 can be identified as an old coach road. [2,3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Article in serial: Dixon, J.. 1980. Somerset Parish Survey 3: Carhampton. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 18. [Mapped feature: #34036 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3019.
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9943B.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119408, Extant 19 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9114
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE50
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119408
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33453



Grid reference Centred SS 9941 4289 (884m by 401m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

May 19 2022 1:20PM


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