MMO2559 - Post-medieval quarries southwest of Tom's Hill Farm (Monument)

Summary

Quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks.

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Full Description

Quarries of probable post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the north facing slopes above Long Combe, centred on circa SS 80794285. The earthworks are marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map, but not annotated, so while the maps provide a terminus ante quem of 1889 for their creation, their function remains unclear. However, the junction of two mid 19th century field boundaries appears to respect and possibly be aligned upon the larger of the quarries, and may support an interpretation that the quarries provided the building material for the boundaries. [1-3] 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: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F65) 164-5 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #38225 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478608, Extant 14 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8079 4286 (35m by 39m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW308
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478608

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:13PM

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