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Monument Number 1461732

Hob Uid: 1461732
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7554849919
Summary : A hollow way or trackway of possible medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork crossing Countisbury Common, at circa SS 75524991.
More information : A hollow way or trackway of possible medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork crossing Countisbury Common, at circa SS 75524991. This part of Countisbury Common is crossed by numerous trackways, many of which are marked on the Ordnance Survey 1:10560 First Edition map of 1891, and are therefore no later than late 19th century in date. For approximately 70 metres this earthwork can be seen running alongside such a trackway, but at SS 75484989 it diverges to the north-east for roughly 180 metres. Towards its north-eastern end it is crossed by a very straight, probably 19th century track. The relatively broad and irregular nature of this route may support the suggestion that it was in use for a considerable period of time. Its sinuous and curvilinear course is similar to that of the extant, but possibly medieval in origin enclosed fields to the east, which it originally may have met and been associated. It is still visible on aerial photographs of 1995 and on the images provided on Google Earth at the time of survey, although these may change at a later date.(1-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/910 (F20) 3008-9 17-OCT-1952
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95026 083-4 12-MAR-1995
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Source Number : 3
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : http://earth.google.com/
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10560/1891
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Trackway, Hollow Way
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 131
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Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01