MMO2706 - Post-medieval quarry north of Tivington Knowle (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of a large relict quarry can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s. The extensive earthworks are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and annotated as Old Quarry.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a large relict quarry can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s, to the north of Tivington Knowle, centred on circa SS 9335 4474. The extensive earthworks are irregularly shaped and probably incorporate the remains of several phases of extraction. In total the earthworks are over 100 metres in length and 30 wide. They are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated as Old Quarry, indicating that this pit had ceased operation by 1889 and supporting an interpretation of a probable post-medieval date. [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: #32441 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9334 4475 (128m by 101m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW169
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482811

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:01AM

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