MMO2959 - Post-medieval quarry or gravel pit north of Honeymead Farm (Monument)

Summary

A small circular depression, most likely a quarry or gravel pit, is visible on aerial photographs. It probably dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular depression, most likely a quarry or gravel pit, is visible on aerial photographs in a field north of Honeymead Farm, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7971 3990, the pit measures some 26 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. It most likely dates to the post-medieval period, although it may also be medieval in origin. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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: #39959 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487626, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7971 3990 (35m by 34m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE162
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487626

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 2:55PM

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