MMO2321 - Post-medieval quarry above Ashcombe Bottom (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into the northwest facing slope above Ashcombe Bottom, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7732 4035 the quarry measures approximately 28 metres across, and is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, and annotated "old quarry" suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. It is not clear what material was extracted here, but several other old quarries are depicted nearby on the 1889 map. [1-3] The quarry is visible on 2021 MasterMap data, but is not labelled.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4153-54 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47293 ]
- <4> SEM340794 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
- <5> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475579, Extant 15 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7732 4036 (36m by 36m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475579 (Pastscape entry: 1475579)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE170
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475579
Record last edited
Jun 15 2021 3:00PM
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