MDE11933 - Post-medieval quarry south of Wat Combe (Monument)


A circular feature noted on aerial photographs proved on field investigation in 1993 to be a quarry, not a prehistoric hut circle as originaly suggested.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular feature is recorded at SS 7875 4723 by McDonnell [1]. At the National Grid Reference cited is a smoothed hollow in the northeast facing natural slope. A quarry is shown in this position on the 25 inch 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping [2]. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Devonshire 3(16). [Mapped feature: #46928 ]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. RCHME Field Investigation, 25 November 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 7876 4721 (12m by 16m)
Map sheet SS74NE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE44
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1001734

Record last edited

Jan 20 2021 1:18PM


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