MMO2316 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry possibly associated building platform on Hoccombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. Immediately north of the quarry a rectangular earthwork platform is visible, possibly the remains of an associated building.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland south of Hoccombe Water, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7788 7349 the quarry measures 22 metres long by 7 metres wide. 15 metres south of the quarry a rectangular earthwork platform is visible, possibly the remains of an associated building, measuring 12 metres long by 6 metres wide. The quarry is depicted and annotated, on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, but the platform is not shown, suggesting it was either constructed after this date or abandoned prior to it. There is also a possibility that the platform is not associated with the quarry, and is instead related to the Second World War training activities which took place in this area. [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. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38761 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475537, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7788 4348 (28m by 27m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE165
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475537

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 3:33PM

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