MMO2336 - Post-medieval gravel pit on Little Ashcombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A linear sunken pit visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the summit of Little Ashcombe, South of the River Exe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7843 4080, the pit measures approximately 46 metres in length, and 10 metres wide at its widest point. It is similar in form and size to gravel pits visible to the south and south-west (see NMR UID 1475581 and 1475577), although it is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, and is likely to be another post medieval gravel pit, probably abandoned some time prior to 1889. [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/95026 106-07 (12 March 1995).
- <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: #32984 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475696, Extant 15 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7843 4080 (51m by 14m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1475696 (Pastscape entry: 1475696)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE185
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475696
Record last edited
Jun 15 2021 12:59PM
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