MMO2179 - Post-medieval quarry and associated trackway southwest of Old Close Quarry (Monument)

Summary

A probable post-medieval quarry and associated trackway are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. It may represent an unsuccessful attempt to extend Old Close Quarry, or quarrying may have begun here before moving north.

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A probable post-medieval quarry and associated trackway are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks to the south of Old Close Quarry, Challacombe. Located at SS 7052 4066, the quarry is cut into a slight slope and measures approximately 22 metres across at its widest point. A trackway runs approximately east to west for 50 metres from the western edge of the quarry, where the slope is most gentle. The quarry is shown, but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. It may represent an attempt to extend Old Close Quarry which did not prove succesful, or quarrying may have begun here before moving north to Old Close. Further examination is required. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 003-004 (12 March 1995).
  • <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 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32896 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7050 4065 (70m by 33m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW210
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470825

Record last edited

Feb 10 2021 2:24PM

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