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HER Number:MDV10071
Name:Old Trackway from Kenn to Haldon


Stretch of Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval trackway.


Grid Reference:SX 916 838
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SW/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV309869.

Below "round o". It starts from the west side of the newton abbot road halfway up telegraph hill, passes below "round o" in a west direction to a swing gate on the race course. It is sunken only where it passes "round o", from 605mm-914mm in soft earth. Made by digging and throwing up the spoil on the lower north side to form a bank. Ascends haldon obliquely instead of more or less at a right angle as the other tracks do. The old way from kenn to haldon. Shown on the 1 inch ordnance map of 1806 as passing on to the present race course and there dividing into two tracks, one passing into the present whiteway house estate, the other reaching the modern road at the crossing of the exeter-chudleigh road. These two tracks can still be traced. Can be regarded as a branch at kenn from the main british trackway from exeter over haldon to the teign at ware barton, described by t. J. Joce.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV309870.

Pickard, r. /tda/69(1937)354, 356/sunken tracks on haldon and a medieval trade route.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV309871.

Joce, t. J. /tda/59(1927)271-277/an ancient british trackway.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV309869Migrated Record:
SDV309870Migrated Record:
SDV309871Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV10072Related to: Holloway Lane, Kenn (Monument)
MDV10070Related to: St Andrew's Lane, Kenn (Monument)
MDV62502Related to: Trackway south of St Andrew’s Lane, Kenn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 21 2020 12:35PM