MMO1998 - Post-medieval quarry south of Ninney Well (Monument)


A quarry, marked on historic mapping, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs abutting Countisbury Hill Road.

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A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs abutting Countisbury Hill Road, centred on circa SS 7354 4940. It is the smaller of two quarries in close proximity, the second larger site being some 100 metres to the northeast, which may have been excavated to provide materials for the construction of Countisbury Hill Road. Both are marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. [1,2] The quarry is shown on historic mapping. [2, 4-5] This record was enhanced as part of the pilot project for the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer. [6,7] The quarry is depicted and labelled as disused on 2021 MasterMap data. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 028-029 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <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.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <6> Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 1466415.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1466415, Extant 25 July 2016.
  • <8>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #37934 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7354 4940 (25m by 9m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31070
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/171
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21052
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW203
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA108053
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1466415

Record last edited

Sep 29 2021 12:52PM


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