MMO2220 - North Regis Quarries (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. The quarry is shown as part of North Regis Quarries on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photpgraphs as an earthwork in the south west corner of a field south of North Regis Common. Centred at approximately SS 7102 4126, the linear quarry measures 78 metres long and up to 18 metres wide. It may have been dug as a series of individual pits which were gradually widened and merged into a single trench. The quarry is shown as part of North Regis Quarries on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, but is not annotated, suggesting it may have been abandoned prior to 1890. [1-3] The section of quarry depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map is clearly labelled "North Regis Quarries". The area of the quarry depicted is smaller than that transcribed by the National Mapping Project, suggesting it was still in use at this time. There are further earthworks depicted on the 1st Edition map to the west, at SS 7092 4127, SS 7070 4124 and SS 7063 4123 and it is likely that these all formed part of the same quarry group. [1,3,4] "North Regis Quarry" shown on the six inch 1905 2nd Edition and six inch 1962 Ordnance Survey maps. [5,6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890. [Mapped features: #44203 ; #44204 ; #44205 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4086-87 (13 May 1946).
  • <3>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32880 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 28 March 2018.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905, 7SW.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1471268, Extant 19 January 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7084 4126 (478m by 79m) (4 map features)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31531
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/119
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20598
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW251
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1471268

Record last edited

Jan 19 2022 11:43AM

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