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HER Number:MDV33245
Name:HOLLOW WAY in the Parish of West Alvington

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 722 442
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWest Alvington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST ALVINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/181

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1907, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167532.

Also marked on os 6" (1907)136nw (os).

SHUTTLEWORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167533.

Sketch plan of earthworks indicates that they are fairly substantial, at up to 3m high with ditches up to 1.5m wide (shuttleworth).

DUNN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV167534.

Vis=-/-/1996 (rchme) the lower, n, end of the wood is crossed by woodland banks. The nw side of the woods contain at least half a dozen hollow-ways, which are roughly parallel and aligned ne-sw. Survive as deep narrow gullies measuring on average 4.0 to 5.0m across and over 1.0m deep. The deepest lie to the s, with one c.7.0m wide and 2.5m deep. One hollow-way has been cut by a small quarry. Clearly out of use for some time as they are covered by coppiced and standard trees. The present road bends to avoid the hollow-ways. Perhaps the road follows a former hollow-way; may relate to formulation of landscape at the creation of bowringsleigh park (dunn).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167535.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(9/5/1988).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167536.

Des=os 6"(1963).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167537.

Des=os 6" (1907)136nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167538.

Des=shuttleworth + norsworthy/(dec/jan 1995/6)/letters and sketches in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167539.

Des=dunn, c.(rchme)/(1/7/1996)/letter in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167540.

Rchme/hollow-ways in west alvington wood, west alvington, devon/(july 1996)/in pf.

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Os 6" (1963) map shows a very broad linear earthwork running inside the western boundary of west alvington wood. No archaeological reference to this earthwork is known. It runs across quite steep contours. A letter (2/5/1988) from mr sharpe of kingsbridge suggests that this may be part of a hillfort. Further work required (fmg).

Waterhouse, R., 2001, West Alvington Wood. Interpretation (Un-published). SDV345789.

Sketch diagrams showing development of wood with holloways depicted on the western side that gradually become abandoned and infilled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167532Migrated Record: 1907.
SDV167533Migrated Record: SHUTTLEWORTH.
SDV167534Report - Survey: DUNN.
SDV167535Migrated Record:
SDV167536Migrated Record:
SDV167537Migrated Record:
SDV167538Migrated Record:
SDV167539Migrated Record:
SDV167540Migrated Record:
SDV345789Un-published: Waterhouse, R.. 2001. West Alvington Wood. Interpretation. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV7238Related to: Bowringsleigh (Building)
MDV78747Related to: West Alvington Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM