MMO2831 - Post-medieval quarrying adjacent to Holloway Lane (Monument)

Summary

A small group of pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. They are probably the remains of quarries of post-medieval date, possibly created while excavating for road building materials.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small group of pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8795 3926, immediately to the south of the track known as Holloway Lane. Two of the earthworks visible on aerial photographs correspond with quarries depicted in this location on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [2], and the earthworks are therefore probably the remains of quarries of post-medieval date. It is possible the pits were created while excavating for road building materials. However, the earthworks visible on aerial photographs are slightly more extensive than those indicated on the historic map and it is likely extraction continued into the late 19th or early 20th Century, possibly damaging the western end of a hollow way immediately to the south in the process. [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/1980 (F20) 3275-6 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NE. MD002192. [Mapped feature: #32817 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485003, Extant 22 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8796 3925 (157m by 77m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE110
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485003

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 2:24PM

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