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HER Number:MDV27502
Name:Trackways on Throwleigh Common

Summary

A number of sunken trackways running across Throwleigh Common, are recorded on 1st-edition Ordnance Survey maps. Vestiges of these tracks survive in places as sunken channels. The clearest of these is just south of a large quarry and ascends the hill to the south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 909
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SE 67
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/158
  • Pastscape: 1475183

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

Depicted on plan.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape, 30/05/2008 (Website). SDV359964.

A number of sunken trackways running across Throwleigh Common, are recorded on 1st-edition Ordnance Survey maps. Vestiges of these tracks survive in places as sunken channels. The clearest of these is just south of a large quarry and ascends the hill to the south-west. Near the modern road parts of this track are currently obscured by gorse, but further up the slope it still serves as an east-west route through the tall bracken in the summer months (citing Newma, P., 30/05/2008, English Heritage Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 39.1.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 30/05/2008.
SDV360261Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2007. Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report. English Heritage. 40/2007. A4 Bound. [Mapped feature: #85748 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27501Related to: Quarry on northern edge of Throwleigh Common (Monument)
MDV27495Related to: Throwleigh Common parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7297 - Survey of Throwleigh Common Premier Archaeological Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2017 11:40AM