MMO2958 - Post-medieval quarry east 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 this quarry supplied building stone to Honeymead Farm and surrounding buildings.

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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 east of Honeymead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7996 3937, the quarry consists of a shallow pit measuring 30 metres across, and flanked on the north and south edges by two low mounds, presumably spoil heaps. The quarry is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map of 1890, and annotated "old quarry" suggesting it was abandoned shortly before the map was published. It is possible that this quarry supplied building stone to Honeymead Farm and surrounding buildings. [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 7996 3937 (40m by 31m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE161
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487623

Record last edited

Aug 16 2016 8:39AM

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