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Monument Number 1478608

Hob Uid: 1478608
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8079042850
Summary : Quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the north-facing slopes above Long Combe. The earthworks are marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map and appear to be respected by an adjacent 19th century field boundary, with which they are probably contemporary.
More information : Quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on the north-facing slopes above Long Combe, centred on circa SS 80794285. The earthworks are marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map but not annotated, so while the maps provide a terminus ante quem of 1889 for their creation, their function remains unclear. However, the junction of two mid-19th century field boundaries appears to respect and possibly be aligned upon the larger of the quarries, and may support an interpretation that the quarries provided the building material for the boundaries. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 543/2821 (F65) 164-5 27-APR-1964
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500, 1889
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Quarry
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 308
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01