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Medieval village remains get protected status

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The remains of a medieval village has been given ancient monument status. It means the area of land alongside a small stream running through Ashby St Ledgers has the same legal protection as some of the most historic sites in the country. The medieval village was first documented in Domesday Book of 1086 with a…

Workmen begin ripping up cobbles of perfectly preserved medieval village because of health and safety fears

I reported on the cobblestone streets of Somerset almost a year ago. It looks like the work has finally begun. ~The Archivist Workmen have begun ripping up the cobbled streets of a perfectly preserved medieval village over health and safety fears. The ancient roads and paths were an iconic feature in the historic settlement of…

Cosmeston pottery find shows a thriving medieval craft

A 13th Century pottery vessel found in the Vale of Glamorgan could indicate a thriving local craft in medieval times. Several fragments of the aquamanile, decorated with a ram’s head, were discovered at the site of a manor house at Cosmeston, near Penarth. The vessels were used by guests to wash their hands at the…

Somerset village cobbles ‘too dangerous’

A Somerset village could lose its medieval cobbled paths because they are feared to be too dangerous. People have been tripping over the cobbles in Dunster’s High Street and suffering injuries, because of their poor state of repair. Nobody is currently responsible for the cobbles. The Dunster Working Group has said it wants to re-lay…