MMO2328 - (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
- None recorded
A post medieval quarry and associated spoil heap are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the southern edge of Great Buscombe, Exmoor and immediately north of Prayway Meads. Centred at approximately SS 7732 4133, the oval quarry measures approximately 22 metres across. The spoil heap is visible on the south and south-western side of the pit, and measures approximately 20 metres at its widest point. The quarry has filled with water and is now a large pond, but the presence of the spoil heap and its depiction on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map indicates it was originally intended as a quarry. The quarry lies within an extensive area of 19th century drainage, suggesting that it was converted to a pond around the same time the drains were constructed (1-2).
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7731 4133 (37m by 36m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475592 (Pastscape entry: 1475592)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1475592
Record last edited
Mar 26 2018 10:34AM
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