MEM15449 - Possible post-medieval quarry in Winsley Wood (Monument)


An earthwork scoop in Winsley Wood could be the remains of a quarry of post-medieval date.

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Full Description

An earthwork scoop in Winsley Wood measuring approximately 5 metres in diameter could be the remains of a quarry of post-medieval or modern date. The scoop or platform is c. 20 metres from the bank forming the boundary of Little Comfort Wood, and circa 15 metres downslope of a forestry track. It contains a single large stone block, possibly supporting its interpretation as a stone quarry. [1, 2] This is not visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2002. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 1. P.9; 13. [Mapped feature: #35316 ]
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. P.55-66.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference SS 714 355 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 10:51AM


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