MDE21132 - Post-medieval quarries north of Brakebrook (Monument)


Old quarry remains are shown on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork is depicted but not labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] 'Old Quarries' are shown on the six inch 2nd Edition map. [2] 'Quarries (Disused)' shown on the six inch 1963 map. [3] A post-medieval extractive pit or stone quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs in a field to the northeast of Killington Cross. Centred at SS 6798 4587, the irregular shaped quarry measures a maximum of 26 metres long by 19 metres wide. The ground surrounding the quarry is somewhat uneven, and this may be the result of spoil dumping. It is shown but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting that it was abandoned prior to the publication of the map in 1889. [1,4-5] 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. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1903, 6NE.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 184 (15 April 1972).
  • <5>XY Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172. [Mapped feature: #46754 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1462766, Extant 2 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6797 4587 (40m by 40m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31419
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/103
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1810
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE98
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1462766

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 1:36PM


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