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HER Number:MDV19571
Name:Pathways in Old Covert Wood, Fremington

Summary

A system of tile-surfaced pathways with brick edging dated to the 18th century was uncovered during ploughing of land at Old Covert in the 1980s. The first edition Ordnance Survey map shows Old Covert Wood which was more extensive at that time to have been criss-crossed by a series of pathways. Part of the wood is now under the Barnstaple Bypass.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 532 312
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Eighteenth century tiled pathways with brick edging in Old Covert Wood

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PATH (created, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Timms, S. C., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV2.

Pathways in old covert, brynsworthy farm. System of tile-surfaced pathways with brick edging was uncovered during ploughing of land at old covert in september 1982. Dated to c18 by barrow and farrell who made photographic record and recovered pot and glazed ridge tile fragments (timms). Reference to an 'old farm map' depicting a network of paths (walks) leading through the woods (north devon journal). Vis=20/6/1984 (griffiths) portion of the path exposed at ss53263135, showing cobbles and brick edging. The owner considers the path to lead se towards ss53373132. Around this area the field has an undulating surface, possibly due to its formerly being a wood. On line of barnstaple bypass.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV94809.

North devon journal/(14/10/1982).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV94810.

Des=griffiths, d. M. /as above.


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

A series of pathways are shown criss-crossing Old Covert Wood which was more extensive in the late 19th century than it is now.


Timms, S. C., 1982, Path (Worksheet). SDV94808.

Des=timms, s. C. /as above and worksheet/(6/12/1982).


Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 7, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV352137.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2Report - Survey: Timms, S. C..
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82541 ]
SDV352137Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 76470.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7, Appendix 1.
SDV94808Worksheet: Timms, S. C.. 1982. Path. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV94809Migrated Record:
SDV94810Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 24 2015 9:39AM