MMO765 - Post-medieval extraction pits northwest of Swansea Farm (Monument)


Two mineral extraction pits of probable post medieval date visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Two mineral extraction pits of probable post medieval date, visible as earthworks on vertical aerial photographs to the northwest of Swansea farm. These features are located at SS 9925 3357 and SS 9933 3354. [1,2] The pits do not appear on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1944/3147-8 (23 January 1947).
  • <2> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1121479, Extant 5 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9929 3354 (128m by 75m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8959
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE92
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1121479

Record last edited

May 5 2022 10:57AM


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