MMO2957 - Post-medieval quarry north of Honeymead Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A large post-medieval quarry and associated spoil heap are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks north of Honeymead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7972 3969, west of the square plantation, the quarry measures some 75 metres across. At the western edge of the quarry, a low mound is likely to be the remains of an associated spoil heap. The quarry is shown as being in use on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, and a track is depicted connecting the quarry with Honeymead Farm. It is possible that this quarry supplied building stone to the farm during the latter part of the 19th Century. [1-3] This feature is likely to be post-medieval in date. The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map annotates this as 'old quarry', indicating that the quarry was disused prior to publication. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 167-68 (27 April 1964).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3> SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190.
- <4> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7973 3969 (95m by 55m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487620 (Original Monarch entry: 1487620)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE160
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487620
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Sep 17 2013 2:21PM
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