MMO2678 - Post-medieval or modern quarry east of Rex Stile Head (Monument)

Summary

The remains of a quarry are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The purpose of the pit is unclear. It is not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and therefore may have been excavated after this date.

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Full Description

The remains of a quarry of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks to the east of Rex Stile Head, at circa SS 9068 4254. The pit is irregular in shape, roughly 25 metres long north to south and 10 metres wide. The purpose of the pit is unclear. It is not marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, which might support the interpretation that it was excavated after this date. [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 SS/70381 036-7 (23 September 1970).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: Hegarty, C.. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #43069 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1482569, Extant 24 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9068 4254 (15m by 29m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW141
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1482569

Record last edited

May 24 2022 5:38PM

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