MEM24678 - Conygar Quarry (Monument)


The quarry is shown on historic mapping but also appears to have been use in the 20th Century.

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Full Description

A small unlabelled quarry scoop is shown at SS 9926 4410 on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The site is depicted in a similar size on the 2nd Edition map and labelled "old quarry". [2] A much larger area was transcribed during survey of aerial photographs in the 1980s, suggesting the site had been worked in the interim. [3] This larger area is shown on the 2018 MasterMap data, now occupied by a large building. It is labelled "Conygar Quarry (disused)". [4] The quarry is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster as a potential source of stone for the settlement. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9944A (no aerial photographs referenced).
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46166 ]
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 60.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 9925 4413 (83m by 88m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 3:00PM


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