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HER Number:MDV50018
Name:Hollow Way at Lower Well Farm


Remains of trackway, defined by earthen banks, leading to enclosure and hut circle.


Grid Reference:SX 864 575
Map Sheet:SX85NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoke Gabriel
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE GABRIEL

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NE/1/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 351
  • Old SAM Ref: 33797

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLLOW WAY (Unknown date)

Full description

Sainsbury, I. S., 1991, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337315.

RCHME, 1992, IA/RB Farmstead & Field System (Report - Survey). SDV337316.

Article in Dartmouth Chronicle (6/6/1871) refers to a "kind of roadway" from the edge of the common. Presumably a reference to the trackway at north east side of main enclosure. The enclosure and hut are approached by this trackway (C), about 5m wide curving in from the north. Its west side is fairly well defined by an earthen bank, up to 0.5m high and about 3.5m wide. Its east side, mainly a slight inner facing scarp no more than 0.3m high and 0.7m wide at best, is only just discernible. The track appears to have terminated just outside the causewayed entrance to the enclosure, some 20m north west of the hut. An apparent prolongation of the west side of this trackway southwards may be part of the north west side of the remains of the possible rectangular enclosure around the hut-circle.

Smalley, R. A. J., 2007, Lower Well Farm, Stoke Gabriel, 6-7 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV345984.

Other details: Figures 6-7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337315Site Visit: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1991. RCHME Field Investigation. Not Applicable.
SDV337316Report - Survey: RCHME. 1992. IA/RB Farmstead & Field System. RCHME Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV345984Report - Geophysical Survey: Smalley, R. A. J.. 2007. Lower Well Farm, Stoke Gabriel. Stratascan Report. J2278. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV50020Related to: Hut Circle at Lower Well Farm (Monument)
MDV10872Related to: Rectangular Enclosure at Lower Well Farm (Monument)
MDV50021Related to: Romano British Farmstead at Stoke Gabriel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1455 - Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Development at Stowford Farm Meadows, Berry Down
  • EDV4958 - Geophysical Survey at Lower Well Farm, Stoke Gabriel

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2010 9:27AM