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Monument Number 1480115

Hob Uid: 1480115
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7399043257
Summary : A probable post medieval pit or quarry and associated spoil heap are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in a field south south west of Hoaroak Cottage, Exmoor. The quarry is depicted but not annotated on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. It may have been opened in the 19th century as a test pit in an attempt to locate the ironstone seam in the area. Iron workings in the form of adits and spoil heaps can be seen to the south-east of this feature (see NMR UID 1044254).
More information : A probable post medieval pit or quarry and associated spoil heap are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks in a field south south west of Hoaroak Cottage, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7398 4325, the pit measures approximately 19 metres long and up to 8 metres wide. The spoil heap is visible as a mound of earth around the eastern edge of the pit. A quarry is depicted but not annotated at this location on the first edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it was abandoned prior to publication in 1889. It may have been opened in the 19th century as a test pit in an attempt to locate the ironstone seam in the area. Iron workings in the form of adits and spoil heaps can be seen to the south-east of this feature (see NMR UID 1044254).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/931 3082-83 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 : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Quarry, Spoil Heap
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 270
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1044254
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