MMO2951 - Three post-medieval pits or adits at Duredon Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
- None recorded
Three small circular depressions or pits are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks cut into the southeast facing slope south of Duredon Farm. Centred at approximately SS 7563 3992, the possible quarries measure between 10 and 20 metres across. The ground surrounding them is slightly uneven, possibly as a result of spoil dumping. They are not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey, suggesting they were abandoned prior to publication in 1890. Burton refers to adits being cut in this location by Schneider and Hannay in the mid 19th Century, in an attempt to find iron ore, and it is possible that these pits were part of that attempt. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76064 154 (04 August 1976).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3> SEM7230 Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Roger A. Burton. 143.
- <4> SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7564 3992 (136m by 110m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487594 (Original Monarch entry: 1487594)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE154
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487594
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Sep 16 2013 11:42AM
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