MDE20606 - Post-medieval quarry west of Badgworthy Cottage (Monument)


A post-medieval quarry is visible as an earthwork west of Badgworthy Cottage.

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A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork west of Badgworthy Cottage, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7886 4446, the oval quarry measures some 20 metres across. It is depicted and annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was in use in 1889 when the map ws published. It is possible that this quarry supplied building stone for the construction of Badgworthy Cottage in 1860. [3] There is no sign on the 1962 map. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 4069-70 (8 November 1952).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38736 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476001, Extant 16 June 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7886 4447 (20m by 14m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31539
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/47
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO2373
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE222
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476001

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 3:16PM


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