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HER Number:MDV53222
Name:Limer's Road, Great Torrington


Former route of track across Torrington Common, part of Limer's Road which connected with Limer's Hill to the south. Formed part of an ancient trackway between Plymouth and Bideford or Barnstaple.


Grid Reference:SS 485 193
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/201

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this Source.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1989/4029 (Aerial Photograph). SDV348649.

This hollow-way is visible on the Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph. It appears to bend westwards below Covety Well to meet the Common Lake. Other details: HER ref 12/120.

Scrutton, S., 1994, Spring (Worksheet). SDV348650.

Before the advent of wheeled traffic, Covety Well lay beside a very ancient trackway, which was superseded by one taking a more gentle approach to the hill. Both were known as Limer's Road, and form part of a track connecting Plymouth (via Taddiport ford/bridge) with Bideford and Barnstaple.

Horner, W., 1995, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV348651.

Site visit on 28th September 1995. A pronounced hollow-way is visible beside Covety Well (east side) heading downhill towards Common Lake.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348649Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1989/4029. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV348650Worksheet: Scrutton, S.. 1994. Spring. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV348651Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1995.

Associated Monuments

MDV448Related to: Covety or Coverney Well (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 26 2021 10:47AM