MMO2810 - Post-medieval or modern quarry on Bye Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A small quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on of Bye Hill, centred on circa SS 8907 3579. The pit is roughly circular in shape, measuring approximately 8 metres in diameter. 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 appear to have been levelled by the 1970s. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1944 4160-1 (23 January 1947).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 804-5 (17 April 1973).
- <3>XY SMO7575 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #41687 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484886, Extant 22 September 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8907 3579 (12m by 12m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1484886 (Original Monarch entry: 1484886)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE89
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484886
Record last edited
Sep 22 2021 3:45PM
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