MMO2631 - Post-medieval quarry on Winaway (Monument)

Summary

A small circular pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It most likely represents the remains of a small post-medieval quarry.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Winaway, Exmoor, south of Ruckham Combe. Centred at SS 7204 4324, the pit is almost perfectly circular, measuring approximately 6 metres across. It most likely represents the remains of a small post medieval quarry; however, this area is not depicted on the first or second edition Ordnance Survay maps, and it is therefore difficult to estimate when the quarry was opened and abandoned. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3225-26 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #40488 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7204 4324 (8m by 8m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW273
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1480124

Record last edited

Mar 10 2021 11:10AM

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