MSO7103 - Possible post-medieval quarry remains east of Farley Water (Monument)


A group of linear hollows have been recorded at this location and suggested to be World War Two military trenches or the remains of trial pits or quarrying. However, further inspection of the maps suggest the site has been mislocated.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 7598 4274 are a group of linear hollows, reminiscent of trial pits or quarrying, and suggested by [1] to be military trenches. On the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch mapping of 1891 [2] the same features are depicted, but not described. [3] There are no features of this description shown at the grid reference cited on the 1st Edition six inch Ordnance Survey map. [2,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1993/4. Archaeological Survey of Exe Plain/Lanacombe. Field record number 6.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1896. County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1891, Somerset 32 SE.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 9 August 1994. [Mapped feature: #46486 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 16 March 2021.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1041192, Extant 26 May 2021.



Grid reference SS 7598 4274 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12412
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE125
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1041192
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35608

Record last edited

May 26 2021 10:08AM


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