MMO2934 - Quarry on northern edge of Fyldon Common (Monument)

Summary

A small circular pit or quarry, which is now in use as a pond, is visible on aerial photographs. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular pit or quarry, which is now in use as a pond, is visible on aerial photographs on the northern edge of Fyldon Common, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7541 3578, the pit measures some 22 metres in diameter. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin. [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 OS/96559 69-70 (7 May 1996).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #39957 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487454, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7541 3579 (27m by 27m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE137
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487454

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 1:39PM

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