MSO10456 - Driver Quarry, south of Driver Farm (Monument)

Summary

The quarry is shown on historic mapping and survives as an earthwork.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Grass covered quarry covering an area approximately 84 metres long and 28 metres wide with the main cut approximately 40 metres long, 28 metres wide and up to 7 metres deep back edge. A very eroded spoil mound approximately 22 metres long, 5 metres wide and 3 metres high runs along the front edge of the main cut. Stone faced in most sections. Quarry on the east side of the road to Driver Farm. Marked on the 1904 six inch 2nd Edition [1] and the 1890 25 inch 1st Edition [2] Ordnance Survey maps, as Driver Quarry. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1904.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
  • <3>XY Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 18September 1995. [Mapped feature: #34698 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7362 4024 (45m by 107m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 22775

Record last edited

Oct 11 2021 12:23PM

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