MMO2955 - Post-medieval quarry above White Water (Monument)

Summary

A large quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It was likely still in use in 1890, but disused by 1907. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into the west facing slope above White Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7968 3801 the quarry measures some 21 metres across. The ground surrounding it is slightly uneven, possibly as a result of spoil dumping. It is depicted and annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, suggesting it was still in use when the map was published in 1890. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here. [1-3] The feature is likely post-medieval in date. It is visible on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey mapping and annotated as 'old quarry', indicating the quarry was disused by the publication date, between 1902 and 1907. [4-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/96507 36-37 (30 March 1996).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1:2500 1890.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. S Thorogood, 16 September 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7968 3801 (46m by 23m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE158
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487613

Record last edited

Sep 16 2013 1:02PM

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