MSO8731 - Post-medieval quarry pits west of Bradley Pond (Monument)

Summary

A pair of stone quarrying pits visible on aerial photographs are believed to be of post-medieval date.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A feature was shown on aerial photographs at SS 8543 3453. [1] Centred at SS 8543 3453 within improved pasture are a pair of stone quarrying pits running down the slope to the west of Bradley Pond. [2] Two small quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, centred on circa SS 8542 3494 circa 220 metres to the west of Bradley Pond on Bradley Hams. The largest of the two measures circa 16 metres by 10 metres. [3,4] The features are not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Chapman, H.P.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 March 1995.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4386-7 (11 July 1946).
  • <4>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SE. MD002198. [Mapped feature: #47153 ]
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8542 3494 (40m by 20m)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO455
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE51
  • National Park
  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1028676

Record last edited

Mar 29 2021 10:10PM

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