MSO6933 - Post-medieval quarries around Westgate Plantation (Monument)

Summary

An area of U-shaped earthworks could not be identified during field investigation. These may refer to nearby quarries, which are visible in the area on 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Earthworks are noted in this area. [1] No features were identified during field investigation in 1995. [2] There is nothing in the Somerset Historic Environment Record files or in the Exmoor aerial photograph survey to indicate the origin of this site. [3] The features identified may have been the remains of nearby quarries, which are visible in the area on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4-7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. 33095.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. 1995, NMR site SS 73 NW 14.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, SMR Officer, April 1998.
  • <4> Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch / National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry - viewable via Pastscape. 1099574.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #40755 Extent of quarries, ]
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Sophie Thorogood, 23 October 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7654 3931 (140m by 209m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10956
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE14
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1099574
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33095

Record last edited

Mar 10 2021 2:05PM

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