MSO7471 - Westcott Quarry and Lime Kiln (Monument)


Westcott quarry and limekiln are shown on historic mapping. The limekiln had been almost obliterated by 1997.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Westcott quarry and limekiln is a large and well preserved with a circular hole at the top built into earthworks. [1-3] Since the SMR entry (1976), the condition of the kiln has deteriorated, and it is now almost totally obliterated. [4] Centred at SS 9715 3826 is an area of disturbed ground associated with the quarrying activity of Wescott quarry and lime kiln described by the previous authorities. The remains were visible as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs. No trace of the limeliln could be seen on the aerial photographs. [5]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unassigned: Aston, M. 02.12.76. Somerset County Council. Aston M, SCPD 01-DEC-1976.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 47(9).
  • <3> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. 19.
  • <4> Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Holley S 1997 `An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor...' unpub BSc Thesis, Bournemouth University.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944/4148 23-JAN-1947.
  • <6> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.



Grid reference Centred SS 9715 3825 (211m by 252m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO803
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11377
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE54
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1128062
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33733

Record last edited

Feb 21 2013 12:57PM


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