MMO2705 - Post-medieval earthwork southwest of Tivington (Monument)

Summary

A large pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It has similar dimensions to several quarry pits recorded in this area but the lip of the pit also appears to be slightly embanked, suggesting a pond.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the southwest of Tivington, centred on circa SS 9313 4487. It is oval in shape and measures approximately 32 by 19 metres. The earthwork is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 but is not annotated. [2] The remains of several relict quarry pits have been recorded in this area and this may be the remains of one more abandoned quarry pit. However, the lip of the pit also appears to be slightly embanked, which may support an alternative interpretation as a pond. It is also in a slightly unusual situation for a quarry, atop a low hill, and may mark the location of a spring head. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 58/2665 (F21) 0078-9 (8 January 1959).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32442 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9313 4487 (47m by 34m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW168
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482807

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:02AM

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