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HER Number:MDV74558
Name:Track from Metcombe Cross


Track across Swindon Down from Metcombe Cross to Little Silver. Possibly of medieval date.


Grid Reference:SS 546 399
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarwood
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon, 16 (Report - Assessment). SDV340799.

From the road to the east of Higher Metcombe, a trackway leads east across Swindon Down to the B3230 valley road. Although part of the track is not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1890 6 inch map, it is likely it existed, as the section further to the east is shown. As Metcombe is of medieval origin, it is possible that this route down to the valley is early. Other details: Site 162.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340799Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4404 - Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of Proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Jun 5 2020 11:11AM