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HER Number:MDV102179
Name:Old quarries west of Cornborough


Irregularly shaped earthwork pits visible on aerial photographs to the west of Cornborough Farm, Abbotsham parish, are probaby the reamins of disused quarries of probable post-medieval date.


Grid Reference:SS 414 282
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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.

A pits is depicted as an earthwork but not annotated as an old quarry in the approximate location of the larger, westernernmost pit. A possible structure is also depicted but not annotated, in the approximate location of the second, easternmost pit.

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/LA/132, NMR RAF/106G/LA/132 5194-5195 14-FEB-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349061.

Earthwork pits are visible on the aerial photographs.

Ordnance Survey, 1979, OS/79010, NMR OS/79010 277-278 16-APR-1979 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349083.

Earthwork pits are visible.

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

Two earthwork pits, visible on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, are probably the remains of quarries of post-medieval or modern date. The western pit is depicted, but not annotated as a quarry on the Ordnance Survey first edition map of the 1880s-1890s. The second, eastern pit appears to correspond with a small rectangular feature also depicted on the map. The function of the rectangular is unknown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (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
SDV349061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/LA/132. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/LA/132 5194-5195 14-FEB-1945.
SDV349083Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1979. OS/79010. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/79010 277-278 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:Mar 12 2015 3:29PM