MMO2196 - Small Pits or Quarries (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A pair of small pits or quarries are visible on aerial photographs on or close to the summit of Hoaroak Hill, Exmoor Parish. Centred at SS 7402 4261 , the pits measure between 3 and 5 metres across, and are not particularly deep. They lie close to an area of post medieval drainage and peat cutting, and are most likely associated with this activity. Peat cutting is known to have continued on Exmoor until very recently, and these pits may have been abandoned in the late 19th or 20th century (1-2).
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 064-065. 12/03/1995.
- <2> SEM7440 Monograph: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage. p 47, 143.
- <3> SMO7565 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7402 4260 (29m by 9m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1470993 (Pastscape entry: 1470993)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470993
Record last edited
Jun 28 2012 1:43PM
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