MDE21780 - Post-medieval quarry northeast of Middle Ranscombe Farm (Monument)


An earthwork thought to represent a stone quarry or extractive pit is visible on historic mapping. Mounds, banks and hollows were noted at the site in 2000 and were suggested to be spoil heaps.

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Full Description

Low earthworks consisting of mounds, banks and hollows extending to around 20 metres by 0.5 metres are high probably spoil heaps from a quarry like feature shown on the 1890 Ordnance Survey map. [1] A post-medieval stone quarry or extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs in a field to the north east of Middle Ranscombe Farm. Centred at SS 6907 4686, the quarry measures approximately 45 metres across. At least two levels are visible within the cut. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting that it was abandoned prior to the publication of the map in 1889. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2000. Lynton Water Supply: Environmental report. p69.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 4167 (17 October 1952).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <4> Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172.



Grid reference Centred SS 6906 4686 (47m by 47m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 64595
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/162
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1816
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE104
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1462867

Record last edited

Oct 14 2020 11:11AM


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