MMO1822 - Post-medieval or modern extractive pit west of West Woodybay Wood (Monument)


A post medieval extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork.

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A post-medieval extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in a field above and to the west of West Woodybay Wood. Centred at SS 6690 4925, the circular quarry measure approximately 9 metres in diameter. There are no indications as to what stone or mineral was being extracted. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and it is unclear whether it was abandoned prior to the publication of the map or opened after 1889. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4368 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172. [Mapped feature: #45944 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1462920, Extant 4 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6690 4925 (13m by 13m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE110
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1462920

Record last edited

Nov 4 2021 10:54AM


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