MMO2332 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry north of Limecombe Cottage (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A large medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork north of Limecombe Cottage. Centred at approximately SS 7633 4072, the quarry is cut into the slope above Lime Combe, and measures approximately 23 metres across. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had been abandoned prior to publication in 1889. However, it is similar in size and form to quarries seen south of Limecombe Cottage (see MMO2318 and MMO2319), which are believed to be associated with the Knight family's agricultural improvements in the area, and most probably date to the post-medieval period. The name "Lime Combe" indicates that this area may well have been exploited for limestone. [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 985-86 (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: #47287 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475599, Extant 15 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7633 4072 (25m by 25m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475599 (Pastscape entry: 1475599)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE181
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475599
Record last edited
Jun 15 2021 1:28PM
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