MEM24198 - Post-medieval quarry on Hawkridge Plain (Monument)

Summary

A large quarry with a flat topped mound at its northeastern end is marked on historic and modern mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83476 32907. A large quarry with a flat topped mound at its northeastern end lies on the northern side of Hawkridge Plain. The pit is 20 metres north to south, 12 metres east to west and 3 to 4 metres deep; the mound is 5 metres north to south, 6.5 metres east to west and 1.8 metres high. It is marked "Old Quarry" on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1,2] The quarry is also depicted as an earthwork feature on modern MasterMap data. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 56(7).
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17039, 12.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #44501 Quarry, HWH17039]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8346 3289 (23m by 21m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17039

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:33PM

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