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HER Number:MDV107410
Name:Possible Quarry at Billingsmoor

Summary

A possible quarry of post-medieval to modern date is visible as a cropmark pit on aerial photographs of 1946 and is partly defined on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2006, at Billingsmoor.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 971 067
Map Sheet:SS90NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradninch
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADNINCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3313-14 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The possible quarry is visible as a cropmark pit.


Next Perspectives, 2006, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9706 03-JUN-2006 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351300.

The possible quarry is partly defined as a cropmark pit.


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

A possible quarry of post-medieval to modern date is visible as a cropmark pit on aerial photographs of 1946 and is partly defined on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2006, at Billingsmoor. The possible levelled quarry pit is irregular in shape, measures approximately 87m in length by 38m in width and is visible as a very distinctive cropmark feature, with a darker outside edge possibly caused from different episodes of backfilling. Interestingly, the eastern edge of the feature is notably straight-edged and broadly L-Shaped in plan. Whilst this feature does appear to be archaeological in origin, it cannot be discounted that it is also of geological origin. Faint traces of this possible quarry pit are also visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2006.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV351300Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2006. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photograph. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9706 03-JUN-2006.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3313-14 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #66866 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2014 1:15PM