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HER Number:MDV122884
Name:Trackway near Hortonsford streamworks

Summary

A hollowed trackway, probably cut and used by peat cutters runs along the western flank of the River Erme from the upper section of Hortonsford streamworks, then south crossing Knackersmill Gulf and Bledge Brook streamworks, before traversing Stall Moor, leaving the open moor near Harrowthorn. The track is over 1.0 metre deep in places and 3.0 metres wide, running through many areas where peat has been cut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 629 643
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1750 AD (Post))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

A hollowed trackway, probably cut and used by peat cutters runs along the western flank of the River Erme from the upper section of Hortonsford streamworks, then south crossing Knackersmill Gulf and Bledge Brook streamworks, before traversing Stall Moor, leaving the open moor near Harrowthorn. The track is over 1.0 metre deep in places and 3.0 metres wide, running through many areas where peat has been cut.


Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117228 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122888Related to: Leat system from the Bledge Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:53AM