MMO2334 - Post-medieval gravel pit north of Blackpitts Farm (Monument)

Summary

A substantial sunken earthwork visible on aerial photographs is most likely the remain of a post-medieval gravel pit, visible on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial sunken earthwork visible on aerial photographs north of Blackpitts Farm, Exmoor, is most likely the remains of a post-medieval gravel pit, as depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. Centred at approximately SS 7642 4181, the feature measures approximately 40 metres in length. It is also shown on the 1904 map, apparently still in use. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 932-33 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32985 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475606, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7641 4181 (44m by 26m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE183
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475606

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 1:15PM

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