MMO2828 - Post-medieval quarry pit south of Hammets Cleeve Plantation (Monument)


The likely remains of a post-medieval quarry are visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is also shown on historic mapping.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A pit, probably the remains of a quarry of post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south of Hammets Cleeve Plantation at circa SS 8897 3920. The pit is irregularly shaped and appears to extend for over 40 metres from a field boundary which it abuts at its western end. It is possible the quarry was excavated for material to construct some of the surrounding regular field boundaries in the earlier 19th Century. A pit is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps in this location, but is not annotated as a quarry. However, on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map the pit is annotated as Old Quarry and had therefore probably passed out of use by the time of its publication. [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/1980 (F20) 3273-4 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903.
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32820 ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484991, Extant 22 September 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8897 3920 (64m by 26m) Aerial Survey and historic mapping
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE107
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484991

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 2:36PM


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