MSO12451 - Post-medieval quarry northeast of Wood Combe (Monument)


A former quarry is visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. This is seen on the 2nd Edition map as earthworks.

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Full Description

One of five small quarries. Some are associated with the construction of nearby stone field banks but others appear to be shallow quarrying for building stone. [1, 2] This quarry is visible on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey mapping, it is annotated as 'old quarry' indicating it was disused by the time of the survey. It is not annotated on the 2nd Edition map, but it is depicted as earthworks. [3, 4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 December 1997.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding. p10,11.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46193 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9502 4741 (26m by 12m) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS94NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (3)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7542
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NE74
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1103396
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35652

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:24PM


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