MMO3144 - Post-medieval quarry on eastern slopes of Winsford Hill (Monument)

Summary

A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. It may have been excavated for building material used in the metalling of the nearby Halse Lane in the 19th Century.

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A quarry of probable post-medieval date is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8909 3421, on the eastern slopes of Winsford Hill. The pit is irregularly shape and around 20 metres across at its widest point. It is enclosed by a narrow earthwork bank with a break for a possible entrance on the eastern side. The purpose of the pit is unclear from the aerial photographs alone, but it may have been excavated for building material used in the metalling of the nearby Halse Lane, probably in the 19th Century. However, the pit appears to be respected by the relict field system to the north, with which it may be contemporary. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8934/5 (21076/12) (9 February 2001).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8934/2 (2113/1056) (20 April 1982).
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8908 3421 (40m by 40m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE97
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1490713

Record last edited

Aug 31 2017 1:56PM

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