MMO2748 - Post-medieval quarry on Five Barrows Hill (Monument)

Summary

The quarry most likely dates to the post-medieval period and is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned before then.

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A small irregular quarry, most likely dating to the post-medieval period, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on Five Barrows Hill, North Molton. Centred at SS 7343 3673, the irregularly shaped quarry measures some 60 metres long and up to 20 metres wide. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here; however, it may have been opened in an attempt to extend operations from Five Barrows Quarry to the south (see MMO2746). [1,2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/2082 4053-54 (19 May 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7343 3673 (48m by 62m) (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 NW88
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484296

Record last edited

Mar 18 2019 4:31PM

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