MMO2322 - Post-medieval quarry south of Little Ashcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A post-medieval quarry or pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork in fields south of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7825 4021, the pit runs approximately east to west for 80 metres, measuring up to 50 metres wide. In form it is very similar to the gravel pit visible to the west near Prayway Head (see MMO23207) and may be another gravel pit. It is depicted, but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. In addition, at the western end, the pit is overlain by a post-medieval field boundary constructed by the Knight family in the mid 19th Century, indicating it predates the agricultural improvements 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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4155-56 (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: #32989 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475581, Extant 15 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7826 4020 (85m by 58m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475581 (Pastscape entry: 1475581)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE171
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475581
Record last edited
Jun 15 2021 2:53PM
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