MEM24158 - Yenworthy Lodge, Oare (Building)


The building dates to the late 19th Century and was part of the Glenthorne Estate. It has been in use as an outdoor education centre since 1968.

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Full Description

The site is shown as a clear plot on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The 2nd Edition map shows a large building at SS 8014 4845, with a small square outbuilding to the northwest. It is labelled Yenworthy Lodge. [2] The building is still extant, although it appears to have been subject to some alterations in plan form. It is now labelled "Yenworthy Lodge (Field Study Centre)". [3] Yenworthy Lodge Outdoor Education Centre. An old hunting lodge that was part of the Glenthorne Estate, offered by Mr Ben Halliday for use as an outdoor education centre in 1968. Up to 30 students and 3 staff can be accommodated. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 22 (14).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Somerset 22(14).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 35 (1994), "Yenworthy Lodge Outdoor Education Centre", p11-12 (B Greaves).

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 8015 4845 (33m by 42m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Historic Parish OARE

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Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 11:43AM


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