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HER Number:MDV113729
Name:Possible Manganese Mine North East of Langford

Summary

A large roughly circular hollow was visible as an earthwork on the south-facing combe slopes north-east of Langford, on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data. The pit is probably evidence of small scale post-medieval quarrying or mineral extraction, possibly for manganese.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 902 977
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MINE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4101-4102 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A kidney shaped earthwork hollow or pit was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9097 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A kidney shaped earthwork hollow or pit was visible. Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A roughly kidney-shaped hollow circa 40 by 30 metres in size was visible as an earthwork on the south-facing combe slopes north-east of Langford, on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data. The hollow is probably evidence of small scale quarrying or mineral extraction; evidence for manganese extraction has previously been recorded to the south-west at Lagford. A larger but smaller hollow some 110 metres to the east might be further evidence of this previously important local industry. ry pit.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4101-4102 04-NOV-1946.
  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9097 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV6924 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 11:50AM