MMO2979 - Two post-medieval pits on Woolcombe Allotment, Exmoor (Monument)

Summary

Two small pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947. These may be the remains of quarries or adits of post-medieval date. The pits are sub-rectangular in shape and measure up to 10 metres in size.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s onwards, near Kingsland Pits at c. SS 8049 3569. The pits are located on steep northwest facing slopes above Sherdon Water, between 300 and 315 metres above Ordnance Datum, and are subrectangular in shape, measuring up to c. 10 metres in size. They may be the remains of disused quarries or adits of post-medieval date. [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 RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4364-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA MAL INFRA RED 77014 091 (20 May 1977).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32774 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488103, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8049 3569 (54m by 29m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW77
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488103

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 12:34PM

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