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HER Number:MDV57662
Name:Hollow Way in the Parish of Ashcombe

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 922 786
Map Sheet:SX97NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshcombe
Ecclesiastical ParishASHCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97NW/190

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLLOW WAY (Unknown date)

Full description

Manning, P. T. + Walmsley, L. P., 1997, Devon County Council Haldon Ridge archaeological survey: Phase II (Report - Survey). SDV294888.

Des=ea/(6/3/1997)/haldon ridge survey.

Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Haldon Ridge Survey (Report - Survey). SDV337108.

Vis=6/3/1997 (ea) hollow way shown as track on current 1:10,000 map (1992) & 1st ed 6" map (1890, 102sw). Runs nw off road to e of lower charlwood farm, turning sw at n field boundary. The sw section actually continues a further c.60m to the sw (along same hedgebank) than shown on either map, ending at ngr: sx92107861, where there is a gate in the w hedgebank. The tm depicts the nw section but does not show the sw section of track at all. There is a marker stone (0.8m high x 0.5m wide) within the hollow way (against the e bank) c.8m from its sw end. The ne/sw section of track runs along the top of a ridge. This section is fenced off at either end & some areas are overgrown.

At the ne end of the ne/sw section the w hedgebank bows out somewhat, creating a larger area within the corner of the track (as shown on 1st ed 6" map). Also at ne end, a low concrete wall continues ne from end of e bank, as if to separate the ne & se sections. Wall measures 0.26m wide and at least 0.4m high. There are 2 similar sections of concrete, 0.75m apart, at the se end of the track. The features may have acted as animal barriers.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294888Report - Survey: Manning, P. T. + Walmsley, L. P.. 1997. Devon County Council Haldon Ridge archaeological survey: Phase II. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.43. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337108Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Haldon Ridge Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 22 2019 12:57PM