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Monument Number 1475597

Hob Uid: 1475597
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7821241040
Summary : A pair of medieval or post medieval quarries are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks south of the River Exe between Prayway Meads and The Warren, Exmoor. They are depicted but not annotated on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they were abandoned prior to this date. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but several other quarries are depicted on the 1st edition map, suggesting a larger scale of exploitation.
More information : A pair of medieval or post medieval quarries are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks south of the River Exe between Prayway Meads and The Warren, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7820 4103, both quarries are cut into an extremely steep slope. The northernmost quarry is the largest, measuring some 20 metres across, while the southern quarry measures 10 metres across. They are depicted but not annotated on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting they were abandoned prior to this date. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here, but several other quarries are depicted on the 1st edition map, suggesting a larger scale of exploitation (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 983-84 29-APR-1973
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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, 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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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 180
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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