MMO2370 - Post-medieval quarry at southern end of Pinkery Canal (Monument)

Summary

A post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. Its proximity to the Pinkery Canal indicates it may have been used to provide material for the canal's construction.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork at the southern end of Pinkery Canal near Three Combe Hill, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7942 4020 , the quarry measures approximately 40 metres across. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, which suggests it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. Its proximity to the Pinkery Canal indicates it may have been used to provide material for the canal's construction. [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. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4156-57 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #32953 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1475991, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7943 4020 (32m by 39m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE219
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1475991

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 4:11PM

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