MMO2321 - Post-medieval quarry above Ashcombe Bottom (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into the slope. It is not clear what material was extracted here.

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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. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4153-54 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #47293 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475579, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7732 4036 (36m by 36m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE170
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475579

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 3:00PM

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