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HER Number:MDV64934
Name:Old road from Columbjohn to the Exeter to Bradninch turnpike

Summary

A road from Columbjohn to the Exeter to Bradninch turnpike through the southern part of Killerton Park was diverted in 1812. The old route was closed and has now almost completely disappeared.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 970 998
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 107380
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NE/109

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Unknown date)

Full description

Allden, A., 1979, Survey of National Trust Property in East and Southeast Devon (Report - Survey). SDV127919.

Old road shown on 1801 Ordnance Survey drawing from SX97509980 to SX96709980. The route of the road east-west through the south of Killerton Park is no longer discernable.


National Trust, 2000, Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 1. The Park and Garden, 40 (Report - Survey). SDV341106.

Site of road from Columbjohn through the southern part of Killerton Park. The road was diverted from Columbjohn Bridge to Danes Cross by court order in 1812 and the old route closed. The reason given for the rerouting was frequent flooding, alhtough it enabled the front park at Killerton to be considerably enlarged. The road survived as a farm track on Columbjohn Farm from the bridge to the farm's eastern boundary. It can be traced across Killerton Park to the junction with the old route of the Exeter to Bradninch turnpike.


National Trust, 2000, Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 5. The Farms: Francis Court - Yarde, 107412/16 (Report - Survey). SDV39783.

Route of old road marked by a small copse with an oak pollar in it, otherwise totally ploughed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV127919Report - Survey: Allden, A.. 1979. Survey of National Trust Property in East and Southeast Devon. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV341106Report - Survey: National Trust. 2000. Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 1. The Park and Garden. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 40.
SDV39783Report - Survey: National Trust. 2000. Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 5. The Farms: Francis Court - Yarde. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 107412/16.

Associated Monuments

MDV12344Related to: Killerton Deerpark (Monument)
MDV64931Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Broad Clyst (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2008 4:05PM