MMO2320 - Pit or quarrying, adjacent to round folly, south of Prayway Head nr Simonsbath (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
A sunken pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs in a field south of Prayway Head, Exmoor and adjacent to the round folly (see NMR UID 1102179). It is overlain by the B3223, suggesting that it predates the road, and measures a total of 90 metres in length. The feature is annotated "gravel pit" on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. On the 2nd edition map, published in 1903, the pit is annotated as "old gravel pit" suggesting it had been abandoned by this point. The feature most likely dates to the post medieval period, and is possibly related to the Knight family's activities in this area (1-3).
- --- SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4153-54 11-APR-1947.
- --- SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1903.
- --- SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
- --- SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7696 4039 (97m by 39m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475577 (Pastscape entry: 1475577)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475577
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Mar 26 2018 10:38AM
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