MSO9065 - Possible trackway northeast of Gupworthy Farm (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a possible trackway of unknown date are visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It may be associated with the Smokey Bottom ironstone pit.

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Protected Status

Full Description

The faint earthwork remains of a possible trackway of unknown date. It appears as a single incised feature approximately 300 metres long with a further southwestern section which appears to have four parallel elements, possibly recuts of the route. The entire feature measures 500 metres and is aligned northeast to southwest between SS 9760 3506 and 9806 3530. It is possible that the trackway may be associated with the Smokey Bottom ironstone pit. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/3338 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1166859, Extant 28 April 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9785 3517 (457m by 262m) Centred on
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1188
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10107
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE126
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1166859
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13950

Record last edited

Apr 28 2022 12:00PM

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