MMO2957 - Post-medieval quarry north of Honeymead Farm (Monument)

Summary

A large post-medieval quarry and associated spoil heap are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. It is possible that the quarry supplied building stone to the farm during the latter part of the 19th Century.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [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) 167-68 (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: #40660 ]
  • <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. 1487620, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7973 3969 (95m by 55m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE160
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487620

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:51PM

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