MEM24182 - Post-medieval quarry on Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

A large, disused quarry has several mounds of spoil on its northern and southern sides. It is depicted on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 84156 32488. A large, disused quarry lies on the east side of Old Barrow Down. The quarry pit is 16 metres north to south, 11.5 metres east to west and 3 metres deep with several mounds of spoil on the north and south sides. It is marked as "Old Quarry" on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 56(8).
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17014, 7.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8414 3242 (18m by 24m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17014

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:40PM

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