MMO2747 - Medieval or post-medieval quarry north of Five Barrows Cross (Monument)

Summary

A small shallow depression is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It has been interpreted as a probable medieval or post-medieval quarry or extractive pit.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small shallow depression visible on aerial photographs immediately north of Five Barrows Cross, North Molton, has been interpreted as a probable medieval or post-medieval quarry or extractive pit. Centred at SS 7317 3623, the pit measures approximately 20 metres across. It appears fairly shallow, and may have been at least partially backfilled. No quarries are depicted in this area on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it had been abandoned by this date. [1-3] The feature also does not appear on the 2nd Edition map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/96559 73-74 (7 May 1996).
  • <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 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #43687 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7317 3623 (22m by 31m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW87
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484290

Record last edited

Sep 2 2020 10:58AM

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