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HER Number:MDV42862
Name:Possible Former Route From Halwell to Kingsbridge


Route from Halwell to Kingsbridge estuary, referred to in a 9th century charter.


Grid Reference:SX 75 47
Map Sheet:SX74NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Allington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST ALLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Saxon - 701 AD to 1065 AD (Between))

Full description

Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 199 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

The Homme charter of 847 refers to a number of roads, including a way which ran down to Kingsbridge estuary from Halwell, and a further road, referred to in as a 'herepath', which also seems to have led to the estuary. Several fords are mentioned which are indicative of other routes, especially near Kingsbridge where there is an important crossing point of the estuary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 199.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2012 9:49AM