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


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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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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.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.



Grid reference Centred SS 7654 3931 (140m by 209m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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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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