MMO2314 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry on Trout Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. The quarry lies close to a 19th Century enclosure boundary, and it is possible that the quarry is related to the construction of this boundary.

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Full Description

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the northwestern slopes of Trout Hill, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7891 4303, the quarry measures approximately 15 metres across at its widest point. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. It is not clear what material was being extracted here. The quarry lies close to a 19th Century enclosure boundary, probably constructed by the Knight family after acquiring the former Royal Forest of Exmoor, and it is possible that the quarry is related to the construction of this boundary. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 866-67 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47295 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475522, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7891 4303 (19m by 19m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE163
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475522

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 3:53PM

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