MEM24011 - 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 84585 34250. It appears to have been broadly linear measuring 19 metres long by up to 5 metres wide. However when overhead cables were installed a ramp onto the moor from the road was created through the east and southeast part of the feature removing evidence of its form. [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. AC003.
  • <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 8458 3425 (25m by 17m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Feb 27 2018 4:21PM

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