MSO10182 - Post-medieval borrow pits south of Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

A group of quarries shown on historic mapping are likely to be related to road construction.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two large pits are visible on the hillside above the road and shown on the Ordnance Survey map at SS 8432 3194 and SS 8431 3190. They may be mining prospection pits but are more likely to be related to road construction. [1] The two features are part of a larger group of four or five earthworks depicted on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and labelled "Old Quarries". [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Chris Webster, 30 May 2002.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8431 3190 (155m by 103m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15475

Record last edited

Dec 21 2016 12:41PM

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