MMO2956 - Post-medieval quarry south of Honeymead Farm (Monument)

Summary

A large quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. Several mounds around the edges of the pit are probably spoil heaps. It may have supplied building stone for the farm and its field boundaries.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork south of Honeymead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7951 3888, the irregularly shaped quarry consists of a shallow pit measuring at least 50 metres across. Several mounds around the edges of the pit are probably spoil heaps. The quarry is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890 and annotated "old quarry" suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication. Given its location close to Honeymead Farm, it is possible that it supplied building stone for the farm and its field boundaries. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 167-68 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7951 3889 (53m by 69m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE159
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487618

Record last edited

Jul 11 2018 9:51AM

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