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Monument Number 1475594

Hob Uid: 1475594
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7579842732
Summary : A large post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into a steep west facing slope above Farley Water, Exmoor. It is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, and annotated "old quarry" suggesting it had been abandoned shortly before publication in 1891. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here; however, there are several other quarries in the vicinity.
More information : A large post medieval quarry is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork cut into a steep west facing slope above Farley Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7579 4273, the quarry measures some 25 metres across. Several possible tracks are visible leading to and from the quarry to the north and south, but these are too amorphous to map from aerial photographs.
The quarry is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, and annotated "old quarry" suggesting it had been abandoned shortly before publication in 1891. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here; however, there are several other quarries in the vicinity (1-2).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/95026 072-73 12-MAR-1995
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:10560 1891
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 178
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1475544
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1475596
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