MMO2826 - Post-medieval quarry northwest of Stone Farm (Monument)

Summary

A probable post-medieval quarry pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. The pit is irregularly shaped on its eastern edge but abuts the line of a former field boundary on the west.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A pit, probably the remains of quarry of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork centred on circa SS 8631 3925, roughly equidistant between Prescott and Stone Lane. The pit abuts the line of a former field boundary on its western side, but extends in an irregularly north-easterly direction for approximately 40 metres from the former boundary on its eastern edge. It measures up to circa 20 metres wide. The pit and field boundary it abuts are marked on the on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 but the pit is not annotated. By the publication of the second edition map in 1903 the pit is marked as Old Quarry and may therefore have passed out of use by this time. [1-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3278-9 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 54/2821 (F63) 156-7 (27 April 1964).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #43880 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484985, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8631 3925 (40m by 50m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE105
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484985

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 2:53PM

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