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Monument Number 1478083

Hob Uid: 1478083
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8135942696
Summary : A small quarry or prospecting pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the south facing slopes of Long Combe, approximately 400 metres to the south-west of Larkbarrow Cottage. It is one of six small 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 small quarry or prospecting pit is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, on the south facing slopes of Long Combe, approximately 400 metres to the south-west of Larkbarrow Cottage at circa SS 81354269. It is not possible to be sure of the pits function from aerial photographs alone, but 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. This would indicate that the quarry is, at the latest, of late nineteenth century date. One of the larger quarries to the west (at SS 82874110) is reportedly cut by the course of a contour leat of probable mid-nineteenth century date, and therefore can be confidently said to pre-date it. Although not directly impacted by a leat, this quarry is adjacent to one, the course of which it appears to respect, and it is likely that the quarry recorded here is of similar or later date. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 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, Prospecting Pit, Extractive Pit
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 259
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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