MDE21133 - Post-medieval quarry site south of Woody Bay Station (Monument)


An old quarry is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An old quarry is shown on historic mapping. [1-3] 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 6789 4592, the quarry is oval shaped and measures 16 metres across. The ground surrounding it is slightly uneven, and this may be due to spoil dumping. The quarry is shown, but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map suggesting that it was abandoned prior to the publication of this 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.
  • <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: #40642 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1462763, Extant 2 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31420
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/102
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1809
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE97
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1462763



Grid reference Centred SS 6789 4593 (28m by 23m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 1:34PM


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