MMO2977 - Post-medieval quarry northwest of Newland (Monument)

Summary

A possible quarry pit of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. It may have provided building material for a post-medieval phase of enclosure consolidation.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible quarry pit of probable post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as earthworks near Newland, centred on circa SS 8244 3891. The pit abuts a curvilinear field boundary of possible medieval origin, but might have provided building material for a post-medieval phase of enclosure consolidation. It may have been accessed from the southeastern side. The earthworks appear shallow on aerial photographs of the 1970s and may have been infilled and levelled by ploughing. [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. NMR OS/73109 1056-7 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/860 (F20) 4001-2 (2 September 1952).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32776 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488087, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8243 3891 (32m by 28m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW75
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488087

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 12:42PM

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