[Tagging] reviving hollow way

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Feb 19 21:28:42 UTC 2018


On 2/19/18 3:20 PM, Steve Doerr wrote:
> On 19/02/2018 09:00, Philip Barnes wrote:
>
>> As a native English speaker I have never heard the term Hollow Way,
>> however reading the description it seems that this proposal is
>> describing what is called a Sunken Lane.
>
> Might need a bit more research as both are fairly obscure terms, I
> would imagine. For what it's worth, 'hollow-way' [sic] is mentioned in
> the Oxford English Dictionary, while 'sunken lane' isn't, as far as I
> can see
the concept of a sunken way or sunken road is one that historians are fairly
familiar with. i know of examples in both italy and the US. the italian ones
i've seen are older and thus much more sunken than the ones in the US.

richard

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