MEM24216 - Post-medieval quarry on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A disused quarry is marked on historic mapping and appears to have been in use at the end of the 19th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 81537 34433. A disused quarry at the northern end of Halscombe Allotment is 29 metres east to west, 22 metres north to south and 2 to 3 metres deep. The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [1] names it as a "Quarry" and shows a fence and rock outcrop on the north edge, suggesting that it was in use at the end of the 19th Century. [2] The quarry is shown on modern MasterMap data adjacent to another (MEM24217) and labelled "Workings (dis)". [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 56(3).
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17068, p17.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #44524 Quarry, HWH17068]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8153 3443 (40m by 30m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17068

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

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