MEM24071 - Possible post-medieval quarries on Kentisbury Down (Monument)


Two earthwork features, possibly the remains of quarries, are depicted on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Kentisbury Tithe Map shows this as a blank area of Kentisbury Down. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows an earthwork at SS6305 4382, in a semicircular area of rough pasture and furze abutting a field boundary. [2] The earthwork is shown on the 2nd Edition map, although it is no longer depicted within the area of rough pasture. [3] The feature is not depicted on modern MasterMap data. [4] The site is one of eight possible quarried depressions noted by McDonnell on aerial photographs in this area. [5-7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Devon 6(9).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <5> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6343A.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3098 (April 1947).
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM 2711 (June 1978).

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 6305 4382 (18m by 16m)
Map sheet SS64SW

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Record last edited

Apr 11 2018 11:51AM


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