MMO2336 - Post-medieval gravel pit on Little Ashcombe (Monument)

Summary

A linear sunken pit visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork is similar in form and size to gravel pits visible to the south and southwest. It is likely to be another post-medieval gravel pit.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 106-07 (12 March 1995).
  • <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: #32984 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475696, Extant 15 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7843 4080 (51m by 14m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE185
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475696

Record last edited

Jun 15 2021 12:59PM

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