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. [5,6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7] The quarry is mentioned in a publication on the industrial archaeology of Somerset. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston M, SCPD, 1 December 1976.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, 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> Report: Holley, S.. 1997. An Investigation of Limekilns on Exmoor for the Purposes of Conservation. Site 022.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944/4148 (23 January 1947).
  • <6> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1128062, Extant 25 April 2022.
  • <8> Monograph: Daniel, P. (Ed.). 2019. A guide to the industrial archaeology of Somerset. Association for Industrial Archaeology. 2nd Edition. p 72, W26.1.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO803
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11377
  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE54
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1128062
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33733



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

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2022 1:56PM


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