MMO2808 - Post-medieval or modern quarry pit on Bye Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as an earthwork. The pit is roughly ovoid in shape and no entrance to the pit can be seen.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on of Bye Hill, centred on circa SS 8895 3578. The pit is roughly ovoid in shape measuring 16 by 9 metres in size. No entrance to the pit can be seen. It is not marked on the on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, and therefore may have passed out of use by this time or be late 19th or early 20th Century in date. The purpose of the pit is unclear, but it is one of at least 8 similarly sized pits visible over the summit of Bye Hill, and may be evidence of mineral prospection. Most of these small pits have been levelled by the 1970s. [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 CPE/UK/1944 4160-1 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 804-5 (17 April 1973).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #41685 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484881, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8895 3578 (21m by 13m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE87
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484881

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 3:47PM

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