MMO2201 - Post-medieval quarry near Gammon's Corner (Monument)

Summary

A small post medieval quarry or extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs and depicted on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small post medieval quarry or extractive pit is visible on aerial photographs in a field near Gammon's Corner, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7436 4325, the quarry measures approximately 9 metres across at it widest point. It is annotated "old quarry" on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting work had ceased here by the time of publication in 1890. It is possible that this quarry was associated with the ironstone workings visible 150 metres to the south (see MSO7125). [1-3] This site is mentioned in the 2013 report by Hazel Riley, a field survey and synthesis of previous projects in the Hoaroak Valley, funded by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme. This has been interpreted as a trial pit. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3221-22 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.
  • <4> Report: Riley, H.. 2013. Hoaroak Valley: Historic landscape survey and analysis. 35.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7437 4324 (12m by 16m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW232
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471045

Record last edited

Apr 26 2020 9:15PM

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