MMO2232 - (Monument)
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A post medieval quarry and associated spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs south west of Old Close Quarry, Challacombe. Located at SS 7001 4063 the pit measures approximately 70 metres across. Two mounds are visible within the pit, measuring 9 and 12 metres across. These appear to be spoil heaps assocciated with the quarrying, but they may also represent areas that were not quarried for some reason. The fearure is depicted but not annotated on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1890. It is not clear from the aerial photography what material was being mined in this area, but building stone would seem to be the most likely material (1-2).
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7000 4064 (76m by 38m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1472272 (Pastscape entry: 1472272)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1472272
Record last edited
Mar 20 2014 3:59PM
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