MMO2540 - Post-medieval quarry on Porlock Common (Monument)


A post-medieval oval shaped quarry is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 as an earthwork.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as an earthwork on Porlock Common. The pit is oval in shape and approximately 13 metres in diameter. An entrance is visible on its northwestern side. It is centred on c. SS 8456 4380, adjacent to a probably 19th Century field boundary on the line of the Porlock/Luccombe parish boundary for which it may have provided building material. [1, 2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Report: Bray, L.S.. 2012. Archaeological walkover survey on Lucott Moor (LLM12).
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4085-6 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.



Grid reference Centred SS 8456 4381 (15m by 21m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW289
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1478394

Record last edited

Sep 4 2017 8:16PM


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