MEM24009 - Post-medieval quarry on Withypool Hill (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval quarry is noted on historic mapping of the site and was noted during a field visit to the site.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry depicted as "Old Quarry" on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, and also visible on LiDAR data. It is located on the west side of Worth Lane at SS 84571 34313. It is accessed from the road and is dug westwards into the hillside. It comprises a short 6m long southern spur and a principal northern excavation curving 32 metres long by 3 metres deep. No threats to the asset were noted. [1,2] The quarry is depicted on modern MasterMap data and labelled "Workings (dis)". [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Passmore, A. and Dean, R.. 2018. Withypool Hill, Withypool, Exmoor Park: Results of archaeological desk-based assessment, measured and photographic survey of Withypool Stone Circle, and geophysical survey. AC001.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8457 3431 (29m by 20m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Feb 27 2018 4:19PM

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