MMO2825 - Post-medieval quarry east of Prescott (Monument)

Summary

A small pit, probably the remains of quarry of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is irregularly shaped and follows the corner of a field boundary.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small pit, probably the remains of quarry of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the immediate east Prescott, at circa SS 8600 3930. The pit abuts a field boundary and the circa 8 metre wide pit extends around a corner of the field edge for approximately 20 metres. The pit is marked, but not annotated as a quarry, on the on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890. This may indicate that the pit has passed out of use by this time. It is possible the quarry was excavated for material to construct the boundary that it abuts, but the current extent would support the interpretation that it subsequently continued in use for some time. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F63) 157-8 (27 April 1964).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #43371 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484982, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8600 3930 (24m by 22m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE104
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484982

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 2:54PM

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