MMO2664 - Post-medieval quarry south of Fairgarden Farm (Monument)


The remains of a quarry on Stile Down are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The purpose of the pit is unclear. It appears to be post-medieval, if not 19th Century, in date.

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Full Description

The remains of a pit, possibly a quarry of medieval or post-medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork roughly 300 metres to the south of Fairgarden Farm, at circa SS 9328 4198. The pit is roughly oval in shape, roughly 30 metres long and 20 metres wide, with an access track to its eastern edge. The earthwork pit and access track to it are marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, indicating it was probably in use at this time and is therefore likely to be post-medieval, if not 19th Century, in date. However, it may have continued in use for some time after this date. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3200-1 (11 April 1947).
  • <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 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32467 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9329 4193 (61m by 36m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW127
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482486

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 10:05PM


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