MMO2943 - Post-medieval linear depression or pit at Horsen Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
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'.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73086 819-20 (17 April 1973).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3>XY SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33204 ]
- <4> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <5> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487559, Extant 23 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7916 3614 (68m by 27m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487559 (Original Monarch entry: 1487559)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE146
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487559
Record last edited
Nov 23 2021 2:12PM
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