MMO2763 - Post-medieval quarry or extractive pit on southern edge of Squallacombe (Monument)

Summary

A small sub circular quarry or extractive pit, most likely of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It was most likely in use during the mid 19th Century providing stone for nearby field boundaries.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small subcircular quarry or extractive pit, most likely of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Squallacombe, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7329 3801, the quarry measures approximately 20 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date, but was most likely in use during the mid 19th Century providing stone for nearby field boundaries. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 177-78 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #45134 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484433, Extant 1 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7329 3801 (25m by 25m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW103
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484433

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 10:14AM

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