MMO1939 - Post-medieval quarry or extractive pit west of Scoresdown Farm (Monument)


A small quarry or extractive pit of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photograph of the 1940s onwards .

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small quarry or extractive pit in Brendon parish is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. The quarry abuts the northern side of a trackway from Shortacombe Wood to Scoresdown Farm and is approximately 20 metres in diameter. The opening of the quarry must predate the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, on which it is marked, but it is probably post-medieval date and not older. [1-2] The quarry is also shown on the 2nd Edition map and the 6" 1962 map. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3051-2 11-APR-1947.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.



Grid reference Centred SS 7335 4678 (23m by 24m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31512
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/186
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21169
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW144
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1465366

Record last edited

Apr 26 2020 9:13PM


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