MSO7782 - Post-medieval quarry on Yenworthy Common (Monument)


A quarry shown on historic mapping is visible as a large mound on aerial photographs. The area was ploughed and under pasture by 1995.

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SS 807 482 A large round mound noted by McDonnell on air photographic transcript. [1-3] SS 8069 4820 A small quarry with internal spoil heap is shown at this reference on the 1890 Ordnance Survey plan [4]. The area, at that time heather moorland, is now ploughed and under pasture. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. LHL CPE/UK/1980 4036 (April 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. HSL/UK/72-49 Run 81 0029 (April 1972).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8048B.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 33(2). [Mapped feature: #44249 ]
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 3 November 1995.



Grid reference Centred SS 8068 4819 (31m by 30m)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11504
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW27
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1069829
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33881

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:27PM


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