MSO10182 - Post-medieval borrow pits south of Old Barrow Down (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
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.  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]
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Chris Webster, 30 May 2002.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8431 3190 (155m by 103m) (Historic mapping)|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 15475
Record last edited
Dec 21 2016 12:41PM
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