MMO2935 - Post-medieval quarry on Fyldon Common (Monument)


A small circular post-medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs. It was abandoned prior to 1889 and it is unknown what material was extracted.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular pit or quarry is visible on aerial photographs on the southern edge of Fyldon Common, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7530 3543, the quarry measures approximately 22 metres across. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated as an old quarry, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, but there is no indication as to what material was extracted here. [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. 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #40656 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487457, Extant 23 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7530 3544 (27m by 27m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE138
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487457

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 1:42PM


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