MMO2941 - Possible post-medieval quarries southeast of Wintershead Farm (Monument)

Summary

Several small irregular depressions are visible on aerial photographs. They may be post-medieval building stone quarries for the nearby farm and field boundaries.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several small irregular depressions are visible on aerial photographs in a field southeast of Wintershead Farm. Centred at approximately SS 7804 3622 up to five pits are visible, varying in size from 10 to 50 metres across. Some are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated old quarry, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1890. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but given the proximity of Wintershead Farm, building stone for the farm and field boundaries is the most likely option. [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. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4451-52 (11 April 1947).
  • <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: #33206 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487555, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7805 3623 (168m by 99m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE144
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487555

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:03PM

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