MMO2961 - Post-medieval quarry or pit southwest of Clovenrocks Bridge (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A small circular quarry or pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork southwest of Clovenrocks Bridge, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7850 3974, the quarry is cut into the east facing slope and measures approximately 20 metres across. It is depicted and annotated on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was in use when the map was published in 1890, and as such it most likely dates to the post-medieval period. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but it may well have been building stone for nearby roads. The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey mapping depicts this site as an 'old quarry' indicating that it was disused by the date of publication.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/96507 33-34 (30 March 1996).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3>XY SMO7573 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #40662 ]
- <4> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <5> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487633, Extant 23 November 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7850 3974 (30m by 23m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1487633 (Original Monarch entry: 1487633)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE164
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487633
Record last edited
Nov 23 2021 3:00PM
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