MMO915 - Post-medieval extractive pits southeast of Luckwell (Monument)


Three extractive pits, of post-medieval or earlier date are visible as earthworks on vertical aerial photographs taken in 1947.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three extractive pits to the south of the linear limestone quarry described in record MMO650. These pits, which lie in a linear pattern, roughly parallel with the quarry may be of medieval or later date. [1,2] Two of the pits appear on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3270-1 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 NW. AF1129721.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 9086 3847 (184m by 37m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9290
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW105
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132528

Record last edited

Mar 7 2016 9:06AM


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