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HER Number:MDV103384
Name:Trackways North of Woolacombe Station

Summary

Tracks of bare earth are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and may be associated with the Second World War military training exercises in Borough Wood. The tracks seem to have been insubstantial and gone by 1947.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 484 445
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 19/05/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, NMR RAF/CPE/UK/2082 3072-3073 19-MAY-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350392.

The tracks are not visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1501, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3281-3282 13-MAY-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349927.

A network of eroded trackways is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Tracks of bare earth are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and fanning out to the north-west of Borough Farm, with at least four access points into Borough Wood. The tracks are widespread and may be associated with the several Second World War camps in the vicinity (MDV103142, MDV103378 and MDV103380) possibly from military training exercises in Borough Wood. The tracks are not visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and were presumably shallow and short lived, as the field appears to be under pasture at this time.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349927Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1501. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3281-3282 13-MAY-1946. [Mapped feature: #62861 ]
SDV350392Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 19/05/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/CPE/UK/2082 3072-3073 19-MAY-1947.

Associated Monuments

MDV57332Part of: Morte Bay/Woolacombe Areas G, H and L of US Assault Training Centre (Monument)
MDV103380Related to: Military Camp North of Woolacombe Station (Monument)
MDV103378Related to: Military Camp South of Bickenbridge (Monument)
MDV103142Related to: Second World War Camp at Lincombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2012 5:31PM