MMO2707 - Post-medieval quarry south of Tivington (Monument)

Summary

The earthwork remains of a relict quarry can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s. The earthworks may be post-medieval date but appear to have been slightly levelled by ploughing by the 1950s.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a relict quarry can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1940s, to the south of Tivington, centred on circa SS 9333 4493. The pit is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated as Old Quarry, indicating that this quarry had ceased operation by 1889 and supporting an interpretation of a probable post-medieval date. The remains measure approximately 31 metres in diameter, but the pit appears to have been slightly levelled by ploughing by the 1950s. [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. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32440 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9333 4493 (36m by 43m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW170
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482812

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 10:59AM

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