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HER Number:MDV113138
Name:Trackway, Bicton Common


The track is surfaced with brick and it seems likely that it is World War Two in origin.


Grid Reference:SY 040 860
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBicton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2007, East Devon Access Land Archaeological Survey 2007, 59, Site A (Archive - Survey). SDV351571.

From road running east from Four Firs Cross, a trackway runs south then turns southeast to run alongside and south of a large bank (bank probably World War Two (EDH Site 58)). At its junction with the road at 04042 86138 the track is surfaced with brick. As it turns south east the brickwork diverges from the current track and disappears under a bank. It seems likely that the brick track is World War Two in origin.

This lies on a major current trackway and the surviving areas of brick work are being eroded. Several detached bricks seen. As this is a current track it seems unlikely that any measures can be taken to stop the erosion.

Could be included in interpretation of World War Two features in the area.

Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351571Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. East Devon Access Land Archaeological Survey 2007. East Devon Access Land Archaeological Survey 2007. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 59, Site A.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15101Part of: Dalditch Camp. World War Two Army Training Camp, Infantry Training Centre (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 20 2015 10:41AM