MMO750 - Post-medieval quarry northeast of Ford Farm (Monument)


An extractive pit, probably of post-medieval date, is visible as earthworks on vertical air photographs taken in 1947.

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Full Description

An extractive pit, probably of Post Medieval date, is visible as earthworks on vertical air photographs. It is centred at SS 9773 3445. [1] The site is marked as a quarry on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map [3] and the earthwork is recorded on the 2nd Edition [4]. The site was visited in March 2013. The quarried area is still visible as a cutting into the hillslope, although overgrown with gorse, with one area being used as a sheltered stock feeding area. The quarrying probably represents local activity for local building use. There may be further quarrying obscured by high gorse. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3148-49 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. S Blaylock, 13 March 2013.



Grid reference Centred SS 9773 3445 (33m by 23m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8944
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE77
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1121136

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 2:09PM


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