'Five Barrows', group of eight barrows


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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

North Devon Council


North Molton

Parliamentary Constituency

North Devon

Grid Reference

SN735735 (273546, 136799)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.116, -3.80686

Nearest Postcode

TA24 7LE

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A small irregular quarry, most likely dating to the post medieval period, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on Five Barrows Hill, North Molton. It is depicted but not annotated on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1889, suggesting it was abandoned prior to this date. There is no indication as to what material was extracted here; however, it may have been opened in an attempt to extend operations from Five Barrows Quarry to the south (see NMR UID 1484287).

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