MMO1663 - Post-medieval quarry southeast of Beggar's Knap (Monument)

Summary

A small post-medieval quarry and spoil heap is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may have been used to provide stone for the construction of the nearby road.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the southeast of Beggar's Knap. The quarry, which is centred at approximately SS 8271 4679 cut into the east facing slope of Beggar's Knap, measures approximately 27 metres in diameter. It is shown, but not annotated on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, under extensive tree cover, suggesting that the quarry was out of use by the time of publication. There are several other quarries in the area, and may have been used to provide stone for the construction of the nearby road or path during the early 19th Century. [1-3] A semi circular quarry with spoil heap to the east, on the west side of Metcombe, transcribed from aerial photographs. [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 3116 (17 October 1952).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #46119 ]
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3034 (April 1947).
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/71-178 83/9298 (September 1971).
  • <6> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8246D.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8272 4679 (85m by 53m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW101
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460696

Record last edited

May 29 2019 1:20PM

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