MMO3370 - Post-medieval quarry west of Five Ways Cross (Monument)


Spoil mounds associated with a quarry can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs. The quarry is annotated as Old Quarry on historic mapping and predates 1890.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quarry and associated spoil mounds can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs centred on circa SS 8771 2856, approximately 240 metres to the west of Five Ways Cross. The spoil mounds area arrayed to the southeast of the quarry, two linear banks possibly defining an entrance to the pit. The quarry is annotated as Old Quarry on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps of Devon and Somerset, and therefore passed out of use prior to 1890. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/69116 313-4 (17 April 1969).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 82 NE. MD002200.



Grid reference Centred SS 8772 2855 (49m by 54m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS82NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NE102
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1494228

Record last edited

Apr 2 2019 10:08AM


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