MMO3228 - Post-medieval quarries southeast of East Twitchen Ball (Monument)


Two quarries are marked on historic mapping. One is visible on aerial photographs as a small circular depression and is currently in use as a pond.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small quarries are shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 7918 3179 and SS 7918 3176. [1] The quarries are again shown on the 2nd Edition map, set within and joined by a change in slope. [2] The quarries are depicted on the six inch 1962 map. [3] A small circular depression, currently in use as a pond, is visible on aerial photographs east of Eastern Ball Farm, Twitchen. Centred at approximately SS 7919 3178, the quarry measures some 23 metres across. Along with a second, smaller quarry, it is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated quarry, suggesting it was in use when the map was published in 1891. As such it most likely dates to the post medieval period. The smaller quarry, which lay to the south of this, is not visible on aerial photographs. The two quarries may have provided building stone for Eastern Ball Farm [1,4-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1891.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 386-87 (16 August 1972).
  • <5> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.



Grid reference Centred SS 7919 3178 (39m by 47m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS73SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 33735
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/546
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21241
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE87
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492814

Record last edited

Nov 9 2016 8:34AM


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