MMO2981 - Post-medieval quarry west of Dillacombe (Monument)

Summary

A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. A track approaches the pit from the direction of Landacre Gate to provide access.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, circa 450 metres south-east of Landacre Gate at circa SS 81123513. The pit is located on the steep east facing slope of Dillacombe, circa 380 metres above Ordnance Datum. A track approaches the pit from the direction of Landacre Gate, providing access on its north-western side. The function of the pit is unclear. [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. NMR RAF 540/860 (F20) 3114-15 (2 September 1952).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32772 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488106, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8108 3515 (111m by 70m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW79
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488106

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 12:30PM

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