MMO1691 - Post-medieval quarry at Pittcombe Head (Monument)

Summary

A large roadside stone quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1952. This was not recorded on the 1889 Ordnance Survey mapping, suggesting it was disused by this time.

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Full Description

A large roadside stone quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the northern side of the A39, near Pittcombe Head. The quarry, centred at SS 84234 46197, measures approximately 50 metres across. It is not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, however several similar quarries in the area are depicted as "old quarries" suggesting they were not in use at the time of publication, and therefore predate the map. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 4122 (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: #39004 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8422 4619 (65m by 33m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW120
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460905

Record last edited

Jan 26 2021 5:04PM

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