MMO2315 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry north of Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is not clear what material was extracted at this site, but other quarries are visible to the west.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork south of Hoccombe Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7805 4331 and cut into the south facing slopes above Hoccombe Water, the quarry measures 7.5 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. There is no indication as to what material was extracted at this site, but other quarries are visible to the west. [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. RAF 540/931 3071-72 (8 November 1952).
  • <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: #38770 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475533, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7805 4330 (10m by 9m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE164
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475533

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 3:37PM

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