MMO834 - Post-medieval ironstone pits south of Oldrey (Monument)


Shallow pits and spoil, probably relating to ironstone extraction are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964.

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Shallow pits and spoil, probably relating to ironstone extraction, visible on vertical aerial photographs on north-west facing slopes, to the south of Oldrey. These pits lie to the west of the Ison Iron Mine (MSO8595) and may be contemporary with it or of earlier origin. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 0149-50 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Archive: Dyer, C.A.. 1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1132180, Extant 3 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9015 3723 (66m by 96m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8605
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW71
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1132180

Record last edited

May 3 2022 2:02PM


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