MSO12671 - Post-medieval stone or ballast quarrying at Haddon Hill (Monument)


An area of post-medieval stone or ballast quarrying on the summit of Hadborough, taking the form of a number of adjacent pits.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An area of quarrying for stone or ballast covers an area about 55m across with scoops and hollows up to 8m across and 1.2m deep. Surveyed by GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Survey. [1-3] The quarry is visible on aerial photographs. [4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS92NE.
  • <1> Report: Wilson North, R. 1998. Haddon Hill, Brompton Regis, Somerset. RCHME report.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. R Wilson-North 24 February 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Wilson-North R and Riley H 1998 "Haddon Hill: The Field Archaeology..." RCHME Survey Report.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/860 4174-5 02-SEP-1952.



Grid reference Centred SS 96144 28611 (55m by 54m)
Map sheet SS92NE

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO953
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8992
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE32
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1132675
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35884

Record last edited

Dec 12 2012 1:21PM


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