MMO2938 - Post-medieval quarry northwest of Long Holcombe Cross (Monument)

Summary

A large rectangular depression is visible on aerial photographs. To the south of the main pit a small spoil heap is visible. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large rectangular depression is visible on aerial photographs in a field northwest of Long Holcombe Cross, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7657 3528, the quarry measures 20 metres long by 18 metres wide. It is depicted but not annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1890. To the south of the main pit a small spoil heap is visible. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin. However, there is no indication as to what material was extracted here. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F61) 172-73 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7657 3527 (44m by 45m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE141
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487468

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:14PM

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