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HER Number:MDV25832
Name:Trackway across Mountsland Common

Summary

A modern track thought to have been built after 1960. It has cut through and partly destroyed a parallel reave system, together with two streamworks and an attached enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 741
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/131

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (XX - 1960 AD to 1970 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1320 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX7574, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV283914.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

A modern track, apparently unmetalled, probably built after 1961 (it is not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs, nor is it shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:10560 map revised in 1961. However, it is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure Map, 1984).
The road is significant because it has cut through and partly destroyed a parallel reave system, together with two streamworks and an attached enclosure. It is not visible west of SX75107366. It forks at SX76057454 and then becomes invisible under tree cover east of SX76057461 and SX76097457.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Track depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1320.
SDV283914Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX7574. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85107 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25830Related to: Streamworks on the Langworthy Brook, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2016 11:01AM