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HER Number:MDV107379
Name:Possible Former Trackway to the northwest of North Down Farm

Summary

The site of a possible former trackway of potential medieval date is visible as a natural hollow on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of North Down Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 967 056
Map Sheet:SS90NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradninch
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADNINCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

A former and an extant trackway are depicted either side of the possible ‘trackway’ on the Silverton and Bradninch parish tithe map of approximately 1838-48.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3313-14 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The site of the possible trackway is visible as a natural hollow.


Next Perspectives, 2006, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9605 03-JUN-2006 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351300.

The site of the trackway is visible as a natural hollow likely utilised as a farm track.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

The site of a possible former trackway of potential medieval date is visible as a natural hollow on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of North Down Farm. The hollow is northwest to southeast aligned and is visible to a length of approximately 310m. A former, now removed trackway is visible at the western extent of this hollow on the Silverton parish tithe map, with a further extant trackway on the Bradninch parish tithe map to the east. It seems reasonable to argue that these two sections formed part of a continual medieval routeway which partly utilised the natural contours and connected up the main roads at Forward Green (SS98070483) and Dorweeke Cross (SS966066). No evidence for any remaining elements of the possible trackway were visible on the aerial photographs made available to the survey, although digital images of 2006 show the hollow is utilised as a farm track.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351300Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2006. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9605 03-JUN-2006. [Mapped feature: #66831 ]
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3313-14 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2014 10:21AM