MMO2921 - Post-medieval quarry southwest of Long Holcombe (Monument)

Summary

A rectangular stony spread with a central hollow is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may be a spoil heap around a small area of surface quarrying, probably associated with the surrounding post-medieval drainage system.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectangular stony spread with a central hollow is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southwestern edge of Long Holcombe, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7686 3529, a narrow bank defines an area measuring 36 metres long by 28 metres wide. Shallow pits or scoops can be seen within the bank, measuring up to 16 metres across. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but given its similarity to the features recorded to the north (MSO7085 and MSO7086), it is most likely to be a spoil heap around a small area of surface quarrying, probably associated with the surrounding post-medieval drainage system. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Report: Riley, H.. 2017. Archaeological Walkover Survey: Long Holcombe, Exmoor, Exmoor Mires Partnership ELH17, Project Report.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 763-64 (17 April 1973).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7686 3529 (45m by 47m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE124
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487168

Record last edited

May 17 2017 11:52AM

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