MMO2701 - Post-medieval quarries northeast of Luccombe Mill (Monument)

Summary

Quarry pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The earthworks are depicted on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and annotated as Old Quarries, supporting an interpretation of a probable post-medieval date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Quarry pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, circa 350 metres to the northeast of Luccombe Mill, at circa SS 9197 4445. The earthworks are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and annotated as Old Quarries indicating that the pits had ceased production by this time and supporting an interpretation of a probable post-medieval date. The earthworks are over 150 metres in length, but do not represent a single feature; it is likely that several phases of extraction are in evidence and that the earthworks were formed by continuous exploitation of the extraction pits over many years prior to 1889. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3179-80 (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: #32446 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9200 4444 (170m by 81m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW164
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482788

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:13AM

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