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Monument Number 1475544

Hob Uid: 1475544
Location :
Somerset, Devon
Somerset West and Taunton, North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury, Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7569743039
Summary : A small medieval or post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Clannon Ball, above Farley Water, Brendon. The quarry is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. It lies close to a 19th century enclosure boundary, most likely constructed by the Knight family after acquiring the former Royal Forest of Exmoor in the mid 19th century. It is possible that the quarry is related to the construction of this boundary.
More information : A small medieval or post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Clannon Ball, above Farley Water, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7569 4303, and cut into a steep west facing slope above Farley Water, the circular quarry measures 11 metres across. It is not depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1891, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. It lies close to a 19th century enclosure boundary, most likely constructed by the Knight family after acquiring the former Royal Forest of Exmoor in the mid 19th century. It is possible that the quarry is related to the construction of this boundary (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 873-74 29-APR-1973
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10560 1891
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Quarry, Extractive Pit
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Quarry, Extractive Pit
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 166
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1475594
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1475596
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