MMO2692 - Post-medieval quarry at Ranscombe Combe (Monument)

Summary

The quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 9480 4378, on Wootton Common. There is no quarry annotated in this location on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889. Several smaller quarries are annotated in the area, which may support an interpretation that this feature was excavated following the creation of the map, possibly in the 20th Century date. The entirety of Wootton Common is now covered in coniferous plantation. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4244-5 (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: #32451 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9480 4379 (26m by 31m) 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 SW155
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1482635

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 10:51AM

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