MDE11940 - Possible undated quarries southwest of Desolate Farm (Monument)


An area of irregular hollows and mounds are probably the remains of surface quarries now smoothed by cultivation.

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A pair of round mounds are recorded at SS 7706 4939 and SS 7701 4940 from aerial photographs. [1] The area of the National Grid References above is improved pasture. The surface of the field is disturbed, being covered with at least six irregular hollows some of which are very slight and amorphous. A number of low spread mounds are visible, and seem to be the upcast from the hollows. The farmer at Coombe Farm suggests that the feature may be dew ponds. It seems more likely that they are the remains of surface quarries now smoothed by cultivation. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 December 1993.



Grid reference SS 7705 4938 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 74 NE 552
  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 74 NE 553
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE33
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1002056

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:01PM


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