MMO2943 - Post-medieval linear depression or pit at Horsen Farm (Monument)

Summary

A likely post-medieval linear depression or pit is visible on aerial photographs. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated gravel pit, suggesting it was still in use when the map was published in 1890.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear depression or pit is visible on aerial photographs in fields southeast of Horsen Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7916 3614, the pit measures some 62 metres long and up to 20 metres wide. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated gravel pit, suggesting it was still in use when the map was published in 1890. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period. [1-3] The depression was disused by the publication of the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, when the feature is depicted as 'old gravel pit'. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 819-20 (17 April 1973).
  • <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: #33204 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487559, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7916 3614 (68m by 27m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE146
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487559

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:12PM

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