MMO2581 - Possible medieval or post-medieval gravel pit east of Bat's Castle (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A large oval depression is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork east of Bat's Castle, Carhampton. Centred at approximately SS 9922 4209, the shallow depression measures approximately 70 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map; however, several features are depicted and annotated "old gravel pits" in the vicinity. It seems likely that this feature represents a backfilled gravel pit, presumably dating to the medieval or post-medieval periods, and likely abandoned prior to the creation of Dunster Park in the mid 18th Century. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4216-17 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
- <3>XY SMO7570 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #32525 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9923 4209 (80m by 52m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1479266 (Original Monarch entry: 1479266)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE160
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479266
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Jan 22 2020 2:59PM
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