Possible Quarry nr Fernhill Oldhouse Barn, Beausale

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible quarry, with a trackway, dating to the Imperial period. It is marked as a sand pit on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map. It is still visible as an earthwork and is situated near Fernhill Oldhouse Barn.

Notes about this historic site

1 Earthwork called Old Sand Pit shown at this NGR on 1886 map.
2 The feature is included on the 1905 map (without its label) but not on the more recent ones. However the site visit discovered a well-preserved earthwork (same shape as the early maps) cut into the slope of the hill (up to 3-4m deep at the heart of the quarry): a narrow trackway leads into an 8-shaped scoop, the N circle of which being considerably deeper than the S one and with steeper sides.

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