MMO2655 - Post-medieval quarrying or mining earthworks southeast of Timberscombe (Monument)

Summary

A circular bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is likely that the bank was formed from upcast from mining or quarrying activity, and probably dates to the post-medieval period.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular bank is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork east of Timberscombe Quarry, Timberscombe. Centred at SS 9601 4196, the narrow bank measures up to 2 metres wide and encloses an area measuring 22 metres across. Although there is no quarry or pit visible within the bank, it is likely it was formed from upcast from mining or quarrying activity, and probably dates to the post medieval period. A number of quarries and gravel pits are shown in this area on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F64) 141-42 27-APR-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 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #39937 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9601 4196 (28m by 29m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE201
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1480377

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 1:01PM

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