MMO2803 - Post-medieval quarry on western edge of Bye Common (Monument)

Summary

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

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large quarry pit of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the western edge of Bye Common, Winsford parish, centred on circa SS 8742 3574. The pit is irregularly shaped on its eastern edge, where it extends for up to 48 metres into the field, but abuts the straight edge of a removed field boundary on the western side for 30 metres. A possible narrow entrance track can be seen to the south. It is annotated as Old Quarry on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, and had therefore passed out of use by 1890. [1-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 406G/UK/1655 (F20) 3230-1 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA INFRA-RED 2314-5 (1982).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32832 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484848, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8743 3574 (63m by 45m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE83
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484848

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 3:56PM

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