MEM23298 - Post-medieval quarry on Cosgate Hill (Monument)


A large post-medieval quarry lies on Cosgate Hill, adjacent to the A39 road and is most probably related to the road's construction.

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A large quarry, SS 7919 4895, lies adjacent to the southern edge of the A39 road, at about 330 metres above Ordnance Datum. The quarry is 30.1 metres in length and 13.9 metres in width and stand upto 6 metres in height with an entrance on the northern side. On the western edge lies a second much smaller quarry, SS 7917 4896, which is 7.1 metres in length, 5.6 metres wide and 1.5 metres high. Both features are probably late 19th Century in date. [1] These features were recorded at 1:2500 scale using GPS equipment as part of an archaeological survey of the Cosgate Hill area. The survey was undertaken by the Exeter office of English Heritage at the request of the Exmoor National Park Authority. A report was compiled as part of the survey work and is available from the NMRC, Swindon. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: JAMIESON, EJ. Field Investigators Comments. 2002.
  • <2> Report: Jamieson, E.. 2002. Cosgate Hill, Countisbury, Devon.



Grid reference Centred SS 7918 4895 (34m by 20m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE60
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1357311

Record last edited

Jan 12 2021 3:09PM


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