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HER Number:MDV107616
Name:Quarry Pit East of Higher Houndaller Farm

Summary

A large earthwork pit, visible on Lidar images using data captured between 2005 and 2010 and on earlier aerial photographs, is interpreted as an extraction pit originating in the first part of the twentieth century. Substantial earthworks are very likely to survive.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 053 145
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Early 20th Century - 1901 AD to 1932 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

No features are depicted in this location.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

No features are depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

This corner of the field has not been cultivated.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 074-075 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

A large earthwork pit is visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A large, irregularly shaped earthwork pit is visible.

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

A large earthwork pit, circa 75 by 35 metres in maximum extent, is most clearly visible on Lidar images using data captured between 2005 and 2010, and is interpreted as an extraction pit. It is not depicted on late nineteenth or early twentieth century Ordnance Survey maps, suggesting that it post-dates these. However, it appears to have been well vegetated by 1946 when this corner of the field was not cultivated, and had probably been disused for some time by this date; the earthwork is more clearly visible on good quality aerial phtographs taken in 1966. The edges of the pit are irregular but sharply defined on the Lidar-derived images, perhaps indicating several phases of piecemeal extraction, and a relatively modern origin in the first part of the twentieth century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #67036 ]
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 074-075 22-JUL-1966.

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:May 14 2020 12:35PM