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Monument Number 1475537

Hob Uid: 1475537
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7788043487
Summary : A medieval or post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland south of Hoccombe Water, Brendon. Immediately north of the quarry a rectangular earthwork platform is visible, possibly the remains of an associated building. The quarry is depicted and annotated, on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, but the platform is not shown, suggesting it was either constructed after this date or abandoned prior to it. There is also a possibility that the platform is not associated with the quarry, and is instead related to the Second World War training activities which took place in this area.
More information : A medieval or post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland south of Hoccombe Water, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7788 7349 the quarry measures 22 metres long by 7 metres wide. 15 metres south of the quarry a rectangular earthwork platform is visible, possibly the remains of an associated building, measuring 12 metres long by 6 metres wide.
The quarry is depicted and annotated, on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, but the platform is not shown, suggesting it was either constructed after this date or abandoned prior to it. There is also a possibility that the platform is not associated with the quarry, and is instead related to the Second World War training activities which took place in this area (1-2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 3071-72 08-NOV-1952
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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 : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Quarry, Building Platform, Extractive Pit
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Quarry, Building Platform, Extractive Pit, Earthwork
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Mid 20th Century
Display Date : Mid 20th Century
Monument End Date : 1966
Monument Start Date : 1933
Monument Type : Building Platform
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Second World War
Display Date : Second World War
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Building Platform
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Building Platform
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 165
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1038402
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