MMO2710 - Post-medieval quarry southeast of Ranscombe Farm (Monument)


A possible former quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs.

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Full Description

The remains of a quarry pit of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork circa 750 metres to the northwest of Cowbridge, at circa SS 9492 4285. The pit is circular and measures approximately 14 metres in diameter. The function of the quarry is unclear from the aerial photographs alone. A quarry is not explicitly depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. However, a small area equating to that of the quarry is depicted as rough ground or scrub. This may support the interpretation that, by 1889, the quarry had passed out of use some but the pit had not yet been infilled and the area returned to agricultural use. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 58/2665 (F21) 0075-6 (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: #46647 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9492 4281 (19m by 19m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482864

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 10:56AM


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