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HER Number:MDV16627
Name:Lane opposite Capel Lane, Exmouth


Site of a lane that formerly ran north from the Exmouth-Budleigh Road opposite Capel Lane. The parish boundary follows the lane and it is suggested that the lane formed part of the boundary of a Saxon estate described in a charter of 1042.


Grid Reference:SY 025 821
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/84

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (XI - 1001 AD to 1100 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Lane shown on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map running north from the Exmouth-Budleigh Road, opposite Capel Lane. The lane, which is followed by the parish boundary, appears to peter out along the west side of Liverton Copse.

Davidson, J. B., 1883, On the Ancient History of Exmouth, 150,153 (Article in Serial). SDV337988.

The parish boundary of Littleham runs north from the main Exmouth-Budleigh Road along a small lane that was still just extant in 1810 but by the time of Davidson's writing had disappeared. It is suggested that the modern parish of Littlham equates with an estate granted to King Edward to Ordgar, the boundaries of which are given in a charter of 1042.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

The line of the lane is still traceable in modern boundaries.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337988Article in Serial: Davidson, J. B.. 1883. On the Ancient History of Exmouth. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 15. Unknown. 150,153.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV16629Part of: Littleham Parish Boundary (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2012 3:01PM