MMO2236 - Post-medieval quarrying, field clearance or peat cutting activity on east of South Regis Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (5)
- None recorded
A number of small circular, stony mounds of probable post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs on the eastern side of South Regis Common, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7153 4056, the mounds extend over an area of 0.6 hectares and are most concentrated in the north east of this area. They are mostly about 2 metres across and most likely represent spoil or other debris from quarrying activity in the area, although they may also be related to field clearance or peat cutting. Similar mounds are visible 200 metres to the south on Shoulsbarrow Common (see MMO2188). The mounds are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, which shows this area as enclosed moorland. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 41014-06 (19 May 1947).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3>XY SMO7565 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32869 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7154 4056 (165m by 93m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1472322 (Pastscape entry: 1472322)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1472322
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Feb 10 2021 8:49AM
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