MDE20617 - Post-medieval quarries on Kentisbury Down (Monument)

Summary

A group of quarries are depicted on historic mapping and visible on aerial photographs. They were at least partially used to supply stone and gravel for use in repairing the Enclosure roads dating from 1848 onwards.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Old Quarries" shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and on the 1963 6 inch map. [1-3] Quarry for stone and gravel described in 1848 Kentisbury Down Enclosure Award and map. For use in repairing new enclosure roads. Located at SS 6380 4340. [4,5] The quarries have been partially transcribed by McDonnell from aerial photographs. [6-8] One of the larger quarried areas is shown as rough ground on modern MasterMapping, at SS 6387 4318. [9] Various quarries are depicted on Kentisbury Down, concentrations occurring around SS 6420 4325, SS 6375 4325 and SS 6425 4375. (See also MMO331). The features recorded are stone quarries, which appear to predate the enclosure of Kentisbury Down in the mid 19th Century. [8, 10-11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Unknown. 1848. Kentisbury Down Enclosure Award. Unknown.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wilmshurst, F.A.. 2000. Enclosure Awards file and accompanying map overlays.
  • <6>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6343B. [Mapped features: #44634 ; #44635 ; #44636 ; #44637 ]
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3098 (April 1947).
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 2711 (June 1978).
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <10> Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <11> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 February 1993.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6376 4322 (327m by 117m)
Map sheet SS64SW
Civil Parish KENTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31557
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 51302
  • Devon SMR: SS64SW/115
  • Devon SMR: SS64SW/165
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11651
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21506
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SW36
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 924999

Record last edited

Apr 30 2019 4:22PM

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