MEM24205 - Post-medieval quarry on Humber's Ball (Monument)

Summary

A large disused quarry has four rectangular mounds at its eastern end; these may be stone heaps from the last phase of working the quarry and are illustrative of working methods. The quarry is visible on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 82872 33160. A large, disused quarry lies on Humber's Ball. The quarry pit is 45 metres east to west, 11 metres north to south and up to 3 metres deep. Four rectangular mounds, on average 3.8 metres north to south, 2 metres east to west and 0.9 metres high, lie at the eastern end of the quarry pit; these may be stone heaps from the last phase of working the quarry and are illustrative of working methods. It is labelled "Old Quarry" on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1,2] The site is labelled "Workings (dis)" 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. HWH17051, p14-15.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #44510 Quarry, HWH17054]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8289 3315 (50m by 26m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17054

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

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