MDE21125 - Post-medieval quarry north of Stony Lane (Monument)


The quarry is shown on historic mapping and is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An old quarry is depicted on the six inch 2nd Edition and 1963 Ordnance Survey maps. [1,2] A post-medieval extractive pit or stone quarry is visible on aerial photographs to the north of Stony Lane. Centred at SS 6825 4513, the quarry measures 25 metres long by 16 metres wide, and is slightly obscured by vegetation. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, as are several similar sized quarries. The other quarries and the name "Stony Lane" suggest that this area was heavily quarried, but abandoned prior to the publication of the map in 1889. [3-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1903, 6NE.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3310 (13 May 1946).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <5>XY Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172. [Mapped feature: #44426 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1462774, Extant 2 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6825 4513 (30m by 30m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31412
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/110
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1812
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE100
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1462774

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 1:37PM


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