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Monument Number 1460461

Hob Uid: 1460461
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS8041748731
Summary : 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. It 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.
More information : 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-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-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 (1-3).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/853 4007 29-AUG-1952
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 7949/2 (18283/16) 10-FEB-1999
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Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1890
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Drove Road, Hollow Way
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Drove Road, Hollow Way
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NW 81
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Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01