MMO2947 - Post-medieval quarry north of Blue Gate (Monument)


A circular quarry is visible on aerial photographs. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period and was likely still in use in 1902. The feature may be related to the mining activity at Blue Gate.

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A circular quarry or pit is visible on aerial photographs cut into the west facing slope north of Blue Gate. Centred at approximately SS 7589 3792, the quarry measures some 30 metres across. It is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated quarry, suggesting it was still in use when the map was published in 1890. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, and may be related to the mining activity at Blue Gate. [1-3] This was still labelled on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting the feature was still in use. [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/73087 618-19 (17 April 1973).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1890.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #33202 ]
  • <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. 1487577, Extant 23 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7589 3792 (36m by 30m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE150
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487577

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:21PM


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