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HER Number:MDV10070
Name:St Andrew's Lane, Kenn


St. Andrew's Lane runs between Telegraph Hill and Berber Hill and is believed to be on the line of an ancient trackway.


Grid Reference:SX 917 840
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Traditional farm buildings including Grade II listed building and orchards dating to the 19th century or earlier at Bickham Farm and 18th century gardens at Bickham House

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Medieval - 698000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Joce, T. J., 1927, The Earliest Southern Way from Exeter, 274 (Article in Serial). SDV309828.

Joce considers St Andrews Lane to be on the course of an ancient route from Exeter to the ford at the head of the Teign estuary.

Pickard, R., 1937, Sunken Tracks on Haldon and a Medieval Trade Route, 354, 357 (Article in Serial). SDV359988.

St Andrew's Lane branches off on the south-west side of the road from Kenn to Higher Thornton Farm, joining the Newton Abbot road on Telegraph Hill about 91 metres below the cross road on Haldon. Near its termination on Haldon it is 610-914mm deep and 1.52-2.13 metres wide. In parts the sides are slightly raised above the surrounding ground level.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV309828Article in Serial: Joce, T. J.. 1927. The Earliest Southern Way from Exeter. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 59. Hardback Volume. 274.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #61377 ; #61378 ]
SDV359988Article in Serial: Pickard, R.. 1937. Sunken Tracks on Haldon and a Medieval Trade Route. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. Hardback Volume. 354, 357.

Associated Monuments

MDV10072Related to: Holloway Lane, Kenn (Monument)
MDV10071Related to: Old Trackway from Kenn to Haldon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2017 3:49PM