MMO3247 - Possible post-medieval prospecting pit or World War Two impact crater on North Molton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A single large pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s. It may be a Second World War impact crater, or a post-medieval prospecting pit associated with New Florence Iron Mine.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A single large pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from the 1940s on North Molton Ridge, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7742 3242, the pit measures some 6 metres across. It is similar in size to the impact craters dating to the Second World War (MMO3246) and located to the south of this pit. The pit may be another Second World War impact crater, or may be a post-medieval prospecting pit associated with New Florence Iron Mine (MDE20058). [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3448-49 (15 April 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7742 3242 (10m by 11m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE106
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492907

Record last edited

Mar 28 2017 1:31PM

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