MMO2327 - Small medieval or post-medieval quarry on Great Buscombe (Monument)

Summary

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. There is no indication as to what was extracted at this site.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into a slope above an unamed tributary of Hoccombe Water on Great Buscombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7805 4199, the quarry measures approximately 12 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map suggesting that it had been abandoned prior to publication in 1889. There is no indication as to what was extracted at this site. [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. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4075-76 (13 May 1946).
  • <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: #32988 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475590, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7803 4211 (19m by 16m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE176
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475590

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 1:57PM

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