MMO2817 - Post-medieval or 20th Century quarry on North Brake (Monument)

Summary

A quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, roughly oval in shape and measuring approximately 37 by 19 metres. It may be post-medieval or of early 20th Century date. The specific purpose of the pit is unclear.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on North Brake, centred on circa SS 8969 3664. The pit is roughly oval in shape and at its widest point, measures approximately 37 by 19 metres. 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. Alternatively, if less probable, it may be of early 20th Century date. The specific purpose of the pit is unclear. [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. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1944 4160-1 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32829 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484928, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8969 3664 (36m by 39m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE96
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484928

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 3:29PM

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