MEM15456 - Post-medieval quarry and platform in Winsley Wood (Monument)


An earthwork platform and scoop, possibly a quarry related to the construction of a track immediately to the south.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthwork platform and scoop, situated close to the edge of Winsley Wood and abutting a modern track. The features have been interpreted as a possible quarry associated with the construction of the trackway. [1, 2] This site is not visible on the Ordnance Surevy 1st Edition map, suggesting it was disused by the time of the survey. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Report: Cannell, J.. 2003. Exmoor Iron, Sherracombe Ford 2002-2003: Area Reconnaissance Survey - 2. p 11, 13. [Mapped feature: #35323 ]
  • <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 711 355 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 10:19AM


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