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HER Number:MDV102167
Name:Old quarries north of Cornborough

Summary

Disused quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible as irregularly shaped earthwork pits on aerial photographs, near the summit of a steep sided east to west orientated ridge to the north of Cornborough Farm, Abbotsham parish.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 418 286
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 2484

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1890 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

An 'Old Quarry' is depicted and annotated.


Ordnance Survey, 1979, OS/79010, NMR OS/79010 068-069 16-APR-1979 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349083.

Earthwork pits are visible.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

'Old Quarry' on 1889 Ordnance Survey map. Not marked as such on 1905 edition.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Six disused quarries of probable post-medieval date are visible as irregularly shaped earthwork pits on aerial photographs, near the summit of a steep sided east to west orientated ridge to the north of Cornborough Farm, Abbotsham parish. The easternmost of the pits is depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25inch first edition map and annotated as ‘Old Quarry’. The remaining pits follow the contours of the ridge to the west. The westernmost pit, at circa SS41732861 appears rectilinear in shape.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349083Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1979. OS/79010. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/79010 068-069 16-APR-1979.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2018 2:36PM