MEM22543 - Post-medieval quarry on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval quarry was noted during field investigation in 2012, which is probably associated with the construction of an adjacent road.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval quarry was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. The quarry face was noted as being 3 to 4 metres high and adjacent to the narrowing head of a combe next to the Simonsbath road. The quarry was likely used to extract stone to build a causeway or bridge across the combe. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, which included this site. Noted was a quarry which is probably associated with construction of the adjacent road. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 26, 28, 44.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 12, 27.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7608 3829 (24m by 30m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EDP12(213)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:35PM

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