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Monument Number 1478091

Hob Uid: 1478091
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8115042780
Summary : A quarry is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the north facing slopes of Long Combe, approximately 600 metres to the west of Larkbarrow Cottage. It is one of six quarries visible on aerial photographs in this area and more probably remain to be found. The earthworks are marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey maps and are therefore of 19th century date at the latest.
More information : A pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, on the north facing slopes of Long Combe, approximately 600 metres to the west of Larkbarrow Cottage at circa SS 81154278. The pit is roughly oval in shape and measures just over 20 metres in length, west to east. It is one of six quarries visible on aerial photographs in this area on the slopes above Long Combe. However, it is one of only three also marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1889 and the only one in this vicinity annotated as a quarry. This would indicate that the quarry is, at the latest, of late nineteenth century date. The Somerset HER reports that it is also cut by the course of a contour leat of probable mid-nineteenth century date, a suggestion supported by the aerial photograph evidence, and therefore it can be confidently said to pre-date circa 1850. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 (F20) 3107-8 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 : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Quarry, Extractive Pit
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 18630
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 260
External Cross Reference Notes :

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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