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HER Number:MDV105446
Name:Possible Quarry Pit on Berry Head Common

Summary

A possible post-medieval quarry pit is visible as an irregular earthwork hollow on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, and on images derived from Lidar data collected between 1998 and 2012. It is likely to survive as an earthwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 940 564
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3208-3209 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, Lidar data JPEG SX95NW DSM, LIDAR SX95NW Environment Agency DSM 09-MAY-1998 to 6-7-APR-2012 (Cartographic). SDV354474.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

An irregular earthwork hollow, with dimensions of circa 30 by 40 metres, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards, and on images derived from Lidar data collected between 1998 and 2012. It is possible that this was a former extraction pit of post-medieval date that went out of use by the nineteenth century. It is likely to survive as an earthwork.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 3208-3209 10-DEC-1946.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV354474Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. Lidar data JPEG SX95NW DSM. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX95NW Environment Agency DSM 09-MAY-1998 to 6-7-APR-2012.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM