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1986 A Guide to Curry Rivel

 Going through Curry Rivel is the main 
 road the A 378.  In the village there 
 is a school, a post office, a VG store
 an old church and vicarage and there  
 are lots of houses and a building     
 site.Just down the road at Burton     
 Pynsent there is a monument, a manor  
 house and also Burton Pynsent cottages
 and Burton wood which is joined onto  
 Swellwood which has a heronry in it.  
 In Swell there is Swell Court Farm,   
 Westleigh Cottages,Swell Hill, Swell  
 Lane and a track - Crossham Lane.     
 On the way out of Curry Rivel is Red  
 Hill, a 1 in 6 hill and at the bottom 
 of it are a few farms and a pub called
 The Black Smock.   Around the moors   
 are a lot of droves with names like   
 Broadway Drove, South Drove and Burton
 Mead Drove. Most of the moorland is   
 used for grazing during the summer.   

Map of the area

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