MMO2331 - Medieval or post-medieval quarries south of Prayway Meads (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A pair of medieval or post medieval quarries are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks south of the River Exe between Prayway Meads and The Warren, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7820 4103, both quarries are cut into an extremely steep slope. The northernmost quarry is the largest, measuring some 20 metres across, while the southern quarry measures 10 metres across. They are depicted but not annotated on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they were abandoned prior to this date. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but several other quarries are depicted on the 1st edition map, suggesting a larger scale of exploitation. [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. NMR OS/73109 983-84 (29 April 1973).
- <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: #32987 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475597, Extant 15 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7821 4104 (97m by 71m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475597 (Pastscape entry: 1475597)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE180
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475597
Record last edited
Jun 15 2021 1:33PM
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