MDE21201 - 19th Century quarry adjacent to Lynton and Barnstaple Railway embankment (Monument)

Summary

A quarry is shown on early 20th Century mapping and appears to have been used to obtain material for the adjacent railway embankment.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An old quarry is depicted and labelled on the 6 inch 1905 Ordnance Survey map, adjacent to the embankment for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Line. [1] The quarry is also visible on 2018 MasterMap data, although it is not labelled. [2] The quarry is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3] The quarry almost certainly was in use to supply the construction material for the railway embankment. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905, 6SE.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 26 November 2019.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6733 4415 (63m by 44m)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31588
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/139

Record last edited

Nov 26 2019 1:28PM

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