MMO2746 - Five Barrows Quarry (Monument)

Summary

A linear quarry or openwork is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is depicted on historic mapping and annotated "Five Barrows Quarry", although there is no indication as to what material was being extracted here.

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Full Description

"Five Barrows Quarry" is marked on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map and the six inch 1962 map. [1,2] A site visit undertaken in 2001 by Horner, Knight and Dean noted that this may be an iron extraction site akin to Roman Lode, sited 2 kilometres to the northeast. [3] A linear quarry or openwork is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork at the southwestern corner of Five Barrows Hill, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7357 3645, the trench runs approximately east to west and measures 190 metres long and up to 15 metres wide. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, and annotated "Five Barrows Quarry" indicating that it was still in use at this time, although there is no indication as to what material was being extracted here. It was most likely abandoned early in the 20th Century. [4-6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Devon County Council staff comments. Site visit, B Horner, 20 April 2001.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4053-54 (19 May 1947).
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <6>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #43680 ]
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484287, Extant 1 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7359 3644 (208m by 63m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 57801
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/598
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20665
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW86
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484287

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 9:29AM

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