MMO2940 - Post-medieval quarries south of Wintershead Farm (Monument)

Summary

Two small circular pits or quarries and associated spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but it may well have been building stone for Wintershead Farm.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small, circular pits or quarries and associated spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in a field south of Wintershead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7693 3655, the quarries are roughly circular, with irregularly shaped edges. The westernmost quarry measures 15 metres across, while the easternmost quarry measures just 8 metres. Both quarries have small spoil heaps adjacent to them. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, suggesting they were abandoned prior to this date. They likely date to the the post-medieval period. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but it may well have been building stone for Wintershead Farm itself. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4450-51 11-APR-1947.
  • <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 7693 3655 (47m by 20m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE143
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487472

Record last edited

Sep 17 2013 1:22PM

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