MMO2317 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry east of Farley Water (Monument)

Summary

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is possible that the quarry is related to the construction of a nearby 19th Century enclosure boundary, most likely constructed by the Knight family.

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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 on the southern edge of Clannon Ball, above Farley Water, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7569 4303, and cut into a steep west facing slope above Farley Water, the circular quarry measures 11 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. It lies close to a 19th Century enclosure boundary, most likely constructed by the Knight family after acquiring the former Royal Forest of Exmoor in the mid 19th Century. 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 873-74 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #46712 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475544, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7569 4303 (14m by 14m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE166
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475544

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 3:26PM

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