MMO1643 - Medieval or post-medieval drove road or hollow way west of Yenworthy Farm (Monument)

Summary

A probable drove road or hollow way is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It appears to run parallel to the roadway linking Yenworthy Cottage to Yenworthy Farm and may be part of a medieval phase of settlement here.

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Full Description

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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/853 4007 (29 August 1952).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 7949/2 (18283/16) (10 February 1999).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #47868 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1460461, Extant 23 February 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8041 4873 (315m by 113m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW81
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1460461

Record last edited

Feb 23 2022 4:41PM

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