MSO7770 - Post-medieval quarry at Clannel Combe (Monument)


A disused quarry with a spoil heap is shown on historic mapping. It was first noted on aerial photographs and wrongly interpreted as an enclosure.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular bank with a hook-shaped extension has been noted by McDonnell on air photo transcriptions, at SS 8020 4805. [1-3] A disused quarry with a spoil heap on the lower eastern side is shown on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS80144871. The quarry has been misinterpreted by McDonnell. [4,5] The RCHME's grid reference is incorrect. The quarry shown on the map and photo lies at the grid reference given by McDonnell. [6] This quarry is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and noted by McDonnell, at SS 8020 4805. The incorrect RCHME grid reference has confused it with the quarry at SS 8020 4805 (MSO7763). [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. LHL CPE.UK.1980 4036. 11/04/1947.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 33(2). [Mapped feature: #38042 ]
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2 November 1995.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. C Webster, 2 June 2000.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. F Glover, 16 March 2011.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11503
  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW26
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1106991
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33880



Grid reference Centred SS 8020 4804 (11m by 13m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS84NW

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Record last edited

Apr 28 2023 3:51PM


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