MMO2436 - Post-medieval quarry on Almsworthy Common (Monument)


A quarry with associated spoil is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork and is depicted on historic mapping.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of Almsworthy Common, Luccombe parish, centred on circa SS 84464179. The pit is irregularly shaped, but is up to 20 metres wide. Amorphous spoil heaps are dumped to the north and south of the pit. It is annotated as Old Quarry on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 and therefore had probably passed out of use by the end of the 19th Century. [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 RAF 540/931 (F20) 3097-3098 (8 November 1952).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA MAL/77013 104 (2 May 1977).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1890.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32590 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477582, Extant 20 July 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8431 4196 (26m by 30m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW209
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477582

Record last edited

Jul 20 2021 3:50PM


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