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HER Number:MDV72548
Name:Strete, Gara Valley Packhorse Route

Summary

A track from Hansel, across the Gara River, marked on historic maps

Location

Grid Reference:SX 827 474
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
Civil ParishStrete
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

A route from Hansel, across the Gara River, to Orestone Cottage in the north, and Starts Wood in the south, is marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

A route from Hansel, across the Gara River, to Orestone Cottage in the north, and Starts Wood in the south, is marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Whitton, C., 2006, Research for Higher Level Stewardship, Farm Environment Plan (Personal Comment). SDV335949.

The steep zig-zag track, down the valley, suggests that it is an historic packhorse route.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV335949Personal Comment: Whitton, C.. 2006. Research for Higher Level Stewardship, Farm Environment Plan.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2006 9:26AM