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HER Number:MDV72271
Name:Trackway, Sidmouth


Track on the western side of Harpford Common shown on 19th century maps.


Grid Reference:SY 110 910
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Multi-period archaeological features, including possible prehistoric barrows and medieval beacon remains on Beacon Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 147-8, Part 2: Gazeteer, Site No. 665 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

The trackway aligned northeast to southwest across the western side of Harpford Common was shown on the OS surveyors' drawing of 1806-7. The track led to Hollow Head Cross to the north & the junction with Fire Beacon Lane to the south.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 147-8, Part 2: Gazeteer, Site No. 665.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3403 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:May 10 2018 5:46PM