MMO2962 - Post-medieval quarry northeast of Clovenrocks Bridge (Monument)

Summary

A small quarry or pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It likely dates to the post-medieval period, was in use in 1890 and was disused by 1907.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small quarry or pit is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork northeast of Clovenrocks Bridge, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7868 3987, the quarry is cut into the southwest facing slope and measures approximately 18 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 a stone quarry supply building stone for the nearby road. [1-3] The 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey mapping depicts the earthworks of the quarry, but it is not annotated, indicating that the site is disused by the time of 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. NMR OS/96507 33-34 (30 March 1996).
  • <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: #47725 ]
  • <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. 1487636, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7868 3987 (31m by 25m) Enhanced with data from SEM6703
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE165
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487636

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 3:04PM

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