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HER Number:MDV62502
Name:Trackway south of St Andrew’s Lane, Kenn

Summary

A cropmark of a broad curvilinear ditch or hollow of possible medieval date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1980s and 1990s and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016 on the east-facing slopes of Telegraph Hill, south of St Andrew’s Lane, Kenn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 916 838
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cropmark of former trackway or ditch of possible medieval date to south of St Andrew's Lane

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SW/178

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291975.

Broad curving linear cropmark recorded from the air by f. Griffith in 1990 (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV291976.

Aph=dap/qv 4/(28/5/1990).

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The visible cropmarks do not correspond with any features depicted on the Tithe map for Kenn.

Historic England, 1984, NMR 2162, NMR 2162/0109 27-JUN-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357541.

A cropmark of a ditch or hollow is visible.

Next Perspectives, 2015-2017, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX9183 19-JUL-2016 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361515.

A cropmark of a ditch or hollow is visible.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A cropmark of a broad curvilinear ditch is visible on aerial photographs of 1984 and 1990 and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016 crossing the contours on the south-east side of a north-east facing spur on the east-facing slopes of Telegraph Hill, south of St Andrew’s Lane, Kenn. The upslope end of the cropmark west of an extant field boundary is more clearly defined and measures up to 6m wide and 124m long. North-east of the field boundary the cropmark is less well defined but visibly continues downslope for circa 200 metres, broadening to over 25m in width at its terminus where it meets a second extant boundary at circa SX91768390.
The visible cropmark does not correspond with any features depicted on the 19th maps available to the survey but does abut the line of two lanes or tracks depicted on the Tithe Map for Kenn; the extant St Andrew’s Lane to the west and the northern end of a former unnamed lane to the north-east. It is interpreted as evidence of a former track or lane of possible medieval origin that was removed prior to the enclosure of the surrounding field system.
It may be associated with the road recorded as MDV10071.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV291975Migrated Record: APH.
SDV291976Aerial Photograph:
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357541Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 1984. NMR 2162. NMR Aerial Photograph. Print. NMR 2162/0109 27-JUN-1984. [Mapped feature: #112494 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361515Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2015-2017. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX9183 19-JUL-2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV10071Related to: Old Trackway from Kenn to Haldon (Monument)
MDV57046Related to: TRACKWAY in the Parish of Kenn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Sep 21 2020 12:15PM