MMO2468 - Possible post-medieval gravel pit south of Higher Dumbledeer (Monument)

Summary

A small depression or pit is visible as an earthwork. Several post-medieval abandoned gravel pits are depicted in the vicinity on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. This pit may have been abandoned prior to publication of the map.

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Full Description

A small depression or pit is visible as an earthwork on Withycombe Hill, south of Higher Dumbledeer, Withycombe. Centred at ST 0017 4125, the shallow pit measures approximately 20 metres across at its widest point. Several post-medieval abandoned gravel pits are depicted in the vicinity on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and annotated as "old gravel pit" suggesting they had been abandoned by this point. This pit probably belongs to the same period, abandoned prior to publication of the map in 1888. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79014 71-72 (17 April 1979).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1888.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 04 SW. MD002176. [Mapped feature: #32386 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0017 4125 (21m by 18m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST04SW
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 04 SW200
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477868

Record last edited

Mar 12 2019 12:50PM

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