MMO2491 - Medieval or post-medieval extractive pit south of Withycombe Hill Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry or extractive pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photograph. Several gravel pits are visible to the southeast of this quarry and it is possible that this pit is related to this activity.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small medieval or post-medieval quarry or extractive pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photograph south of Withycombe Hill Plantation, Withycombe. Centred at ST 0062 4122, the pit is circular, measuring approximately 8 metres across. It is depicted, but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had been abandoned prior to publication in 1888. Several gravel pits are visible to the southeast of this quarry (MMO2470) and it is possible that this pit is related to this activity; however, it appears to be deeper and has not been backfilled, as the gravel pits have been. [1-3] The feature depicted on the 1st Edition map is a pond. This is repeated on the 2nd Edition map. [2,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3216-17 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #39923 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0062 4122 (12m by 13m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST04SW
Civil Parish WITHYCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 04 SW214
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477933

Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 2:52PM

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