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Monument Number 1479540

Hob Uid: 1479540
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Cutcombe
Grid Ref : SS9410040560
Summary : The remains of quarries of probable post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks pits, roughly 175 metres to the north-west of Oaktrow Farm.
More information : The remains of at least 3 quarries are visible on aerial photographs as a pits roughly 175 metres to the to the north-west of Oaktrow Farm, at circa SS 94104056. The pits are oval in plan and just over 20 metres long, orientated in a row north to south roughly following the 200 metre aOD contour.
The individual earthworks are not explicitly marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, but do occupy an area demarcated as unimproved ground which is also marked Old Quarry. This supports the interpretation that the pits predate the first edition map and are therefore of probable post medieval date.
The function of the pits is unclear but they may have been dug for walling material used in the construction of the surrounding field system associated with Oaktrow Farm, part of which also forms the boundary with Timberscombe parish. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 0143-4 27-APR-1964
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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
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 109
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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