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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Type and Period (1)

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] 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: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4085-6 (11 July 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #39012 ]
  • <3> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2012. Archaeological walkover survey on Lucott Moor (LLM12).
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478394, Extant 19 July 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW289
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478394



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

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2021 10:14AM


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