MMO2807 - Post-medieval or modern quarry on southern edge of Bye Common (Monument)

Summary

A small quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, roughly ovoid in shape. No entrance to the pit can be seen. It possibly dates to the late post-medieval or early 20th Century date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Bye Common, centred on circa SS 8819 3558. The pit is roughly ovoid in shape but may also show evidence of two phases of extraction, creation a slightly foliate or layed appearance. No entrance track to the pit can be seen. It is marked on the on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of 1903 but not the 1st edition of 1890. This may support an interpretation of a late post-medieval or early 20th Century date. However, the purpose of the pit is unclear from the aerial photographs alone. [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 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 3232-3 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <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: #41684 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484875, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8819 3558 (24m by 28m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE86
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484875

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 3:50PM

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