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HER Number:MDV74596
Name:Road from Hore Down Gate to Wigley Cross

Summary

The road appears to have been a turnpke road in the early 19th century, before the route down in the valley to the east had been engineered.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 541 405
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBittadon
Civil ParishMarwood
Civil ParishWest Down
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARWOOD
Ecclesiastical ParishBITTADON
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST DOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Unknown date)

Full description

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

The road that runs north/south to the east of Higher Metcombe is depicted on Greenwood's map (surveyed 1825-6) with milestones, indicating that it was a turnpike road. This road appears to have been disturnpiked once the parallel route down in the valley to the east had been engineered. The road was formerly a track (Ordnance Survey 2 inch surveyors' drawing of 1804-5 sheet 31W). Other details: 161.

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 11:12AM