MMO2332 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry north of Limecombe Cottage (Monument)

Summary

A large medieval or post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is similar in size and form to quarries seen south of Limecombe Cottage which most probably date to the post-medieval period.

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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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 985-86 (29 April 1973).
  • <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: #47287 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475599, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7633 4072 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE181
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475599

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 1:28PM

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