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Monument Number 1470908

Hob Uid: 1470908
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS7134940512
Summary : A post medieval quarry or extractive pit with associated spoil heap is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs on the eastern edge of South Regis Common, Challacombe. The feature is annotated "old quarry" on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. It is not clear what was being quarried in this area, but it may well have been building stone or limestone for the Knight family's improvements during the mid-19th century.
More information : A post medieval quarry or extractive pit with associated spoil heap is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs on the eastern edge of South Regis Common, Challacombe. Located at approximately SS 7135 4051, the quarry itself measures 34 metres long, and varies in width between 5 and 20 metres. Two amorphous mounds on either side of the quarry would appear to be spoil heaps. The feature is annotated "old quarry" on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned some time prior to publication in 1889. It is not clear what was being quarried in this area, but it may well have been building stone or limestone for the Knight family's improvements at Pinkery and Driver Farms to the west during the mid-19th century (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3146-48 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, Spoil Heap
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 66729
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 216
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01