MDE21196 - Post-medieval quarry within Holwell deserted medieval settlement (Monument)


A quarry is recorded amongst the earthworks of the settlement. The relationship between the two has not been defined.

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An earthwork is depicted but not labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The site is labelled as an old quarry on the 6 inch 1905 2nd Edition and 1963 Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3] One of three irregular quarries marked in this area by the Ordnance Survey. Mapped from aerial photographs. [5-7] The earthwork remains of a settlement, with hollow and terraced ways, strip cultivation and quarrying are centred at SS 6680 4415 and date to the medieval or post-medieval period. A well defined, linear stone quarry is 2.8 metres deep and at the western edge of the field. Surveyed at 1:1000 scale, 1st October, 1993.[8] The earthwork was transcribed from aerial photographs as part of the larger settlement remains during the RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project and the RCHME Parracombe Project survey (see MMO308). [9,10] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905, 6SE.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. DAP/HX 4,5 (30 January 1987).
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM 13/063 (May 1977).
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 4090 (April 1947).
  • <7> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6644B.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 October 1993.
  • <9> Archive: Miller, A.. 1995. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. 7 December 1995.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Winton, H.. 1999. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. Parracombe, West Exmoor, 20 December 1999.
  • <11> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909923, Extant 9 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6673 4417 (66m by 49m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 21485
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31583
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/128
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/142
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20930
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE38
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909923

Record last edited

Nov 9 2021 6:01PM


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