MMO2953 - Post-medieval quarry east of Winstitchin Farm (Monument)

Summary

A large post-medieval quarry and associated spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. It may have supplied building stone for Winstitchin Farm and its field boundaries.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large post-medieval quarry and associated spoil heaps are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in a field east of Winstitchin Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7826 3893, the rectangular quarry measures approximately 55 metres in length, and is surrounded by mounds measuring up to 15 metres across. It is depicted and annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, suggesting it was still in use at this time. It may have supplied building stone for Winstitchin Farm and its field boundaries. [1-3] The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map annotated the site as 'old quarry', indicating the feature was disused by this time. [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. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 169-70 (27 April 1964).
  • <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: #40667 ]
  • <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. 1487599, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7826 3891 (76m by 81m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE156
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487599

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:33PM

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