MMO1643 - Medieval or post-medieval drove road or hollow way west of Yenworthy Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
A probable medieval or post-medieval drove road or hollow way is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the west of Yenworthy Farm. Centred at SS 8042 4875, it runs approximately east to west for 322 metres. The width of the hollow way varies, but is between 6 to 17 metres. At the centre of the hollow way, at SS 8043 4876 a possible junction is visible, running north to south. However, this section is much narrower and may have been formed by water erosion from the top of the hill. The hollow way appears to run parallel to the existing roadway linking Yenworthy Cottage to Yenworthy Farm, and may be part of a medieval phase of settlement here. It is not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/853 4007 (29 August 1952).
- <2> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 7949/2 (18283/16) (10 February 1999).
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <4> SMO7548 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 54 NE. MD002165.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8041 4873 (323m by 120m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1460461 (Pastscape entry: 1460461)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW81
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460461
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