MEM23821 - Possible mining remains west of Pennycombe Wood (Monument)

Summary

Aerial photographs dating to 1947 and 1971 show a series of irregular quarried depressions and terracing. These may or may not relate to Blackland Iron Mine, to the southeast.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Aerial photographs dating to 1947 and 1971 show a series of irregular quarried depressions and terracing along the western side of Pennycombe. [1-3] Two of the transcribed features, at SS 8383 3718 and SS 8385 3708, are shown on historic mapping. [4,5] The earthworks are directly to the northwest of Blackland Iron Mine and may be associated with it. [6] The Exmoor National Mapping Project noted a possible quarry at SS 8377 3726, associated with what were thought to be post-medieval footpaths (see MMO3026). This "quarry" is one of the features transcribed by McDonnell. [1,7,8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8337a.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3318 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-178 83/9306 (September 1971).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 5 April 2017.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3316-7 (11 April 1947).
  • <8> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8385 3719 (219m by 297m) Aerial survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Historic Parish EXFORD
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 2:17PM

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