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Monument Number 1466901

Hob Uid: 1466901
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Parracombe
Grid Ref : SS6600443801
Summary : A large post medieval extractive pit or quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south west of Rowley Cross, Parracombe. It is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated as "old quarry" suggesting that it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. The linear form of the quarry suggests that a mineral seam was being followed, but it is not clear from aerial photographs alone what was being extracted at this site.
More information : A large post medieval extractive pit or quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the south west of Rowley Cross, Parracombe. Centred at approximately SS 6599 4380 the quarry measures 95 metres long and up to 11 metres wide. It idoes not appear to be particularly deep, and may have been partially backfilled at some point. The linear form of the quarry suggests that a mineral seam was being followed, but it is not clear from aerial photographs alone what was being extracted at this site.
The quarry is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and annotated as "old quarry" suggesting that it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889 (1-2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3094-95 11-APR-1947
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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, Extractive Pit
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 31578
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 85
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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