MMO1718 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry on Scob Hill (Monument)


A quarry complex, comprising a quarry pit, trackway and possible building platform, of medieval or post-medieval date can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 75054689.

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Full Description

"Old Quarries" are shown on the 2nd Edition six inch 1903 and six inch 1962 Ordnance Survey maps. [1,2] A quarry complex of medieval or post-medieval date, comprising 2 quarry pits, a trackway and a possible building platform, can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 7505 4689. The extractive pits and extant field boundaries of probable 19th Century date, which cross and divide the site, are marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 [3]. However, as the course of the field boundaries deviate to avoid the quarries, it is likely that they postdate them. It is unclear what was extracted from the pits from the aerial photographs and historic maps alone. A rectilinear platform approximately 25 metres by 15 metres in size, some 20 metres to the north of the quarry pits, may be the remains of a building associated with the quarries. [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1903, 7NE.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3047-8 (11 April 1947).
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR O/95026 078-79 (12 March 1995).
  • <6>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168. [Mapped feature: #33099 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7504 4689 (132m by 94m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31528
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/605
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20595
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE104
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461306

Record last edited

Mar 15 2021 11:13AM


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