MMO2980 - Post-medieval quarry on Woolcombe Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A possible quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, to the west of Landacre gate at circa SS 8049 3569. The pit is located on steep northwest facing slopes above Sherdon Water, at c. 375 metres above Ordnance Datum. It may be the remains of disused road builders quarry or could have provided building material for the nearby post-medieval field boundaries. [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 IRFC 2321-2 (1982).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32773 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488104, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8060 3522 (46m by 17m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW78
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488104

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 12:32PM

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