MMO1693 - Post-medieval quarry at Pittcombe Head (Monument)


A post-medieval roadside quarry is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1952 as an earthwork. This is not depicted on the 1889 Ordnance Survey mapping, therefore it was likely disused by this time.

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A post-medieval roadside quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the northern side of the A39, near Pittcombe Head. The quarry, centred at SS 84638 46214, measures approximately 8 metres in diameter. It is not shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map; however several similar quarries in the area are depicted as "old quarries" suggesting that they were not in use at the time of publication, and therefore predate the 1889 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: #39005 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8463 4621 (17m by 16m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW

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  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW122
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460913

Record last edited

Jan 26 2021 5:01PM


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