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Monument Number 1486643

Hob Uid: 1486643
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7782938224
Summary : A medieval or post medieval trackway or packhorse road is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the eastern edge of Little Halscombe, Exmoor. It resembles the packhorse roads seen elsewhere on Exmoor and roughly follows the course of the Exford-Barnstaple road depicted on the 1816 map of Exmoor Forest reproduced in Orwin. However, it also lies close to several large areas of drainage ditches and it may in fact be a larger one of these ditches.
More information : A medieval or post medieval trackway or packhorse road is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the eastern edge of Little Halscombe, Exmoor. Beginning at approximately SS 7803 3828, the track is visible as a sunken gully running approximately east-west for some 430 metres before fading from view at approximately SS 7762 3816. It resembles the packhorse roads seen elsewhere on Exmoor and roughly follows the course of the Exford-Barnstaple road depicted on the 1816 map of Exmoor Forest reproduced in Orwin. However, it also lies close to several large areas of drainage ditches and it may in fact be a larger one of these ditches (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3454-55 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : "Plan of Exmoor Forest 1816" Reproduced in Orwin, C.S. 1929 "The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest" Oxford University Press, London facing page 20
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Trackway, Packhorse Road
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Trackway, Packhorse Road
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 107
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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