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HER Number:MDV108075
Name:Gravel Pits on Gaddon Down

Summary

Gravel extraction on Gaddon Down predates the late-19th century, and earthwork pits, spoilheaps and a structure are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 1966 indicating continued use into the mid-20th century. The area is now wooded but earthworks and possibly the structure may survive.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 070 111
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 2000 AD)
  • STRUCTURE (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

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

An 'Old Gravel Pit' and 'Gravel Pit' are depicted. Map object partly based on this source.


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

An 'Old Gravel Pit' and 'Gravel Pits' are depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 2289-2290 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A small building, trackway, mound and pit are visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

'Gravel Pits' and a structure are depicted.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 152-153 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

Larger earthwork mounds and pits are visible.


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

Gravel pits on Gaddon Down are depicted on historic mapping from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century. Earthwork pits and spoilheaps are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 1966 and appear to have grown in extent during this period. A small structure and trackway visible on the aerial photographs is not depicted on the historic mapping and indicates continued use of the site in the early part of the 20th century before 1947. The area is now wooded but earthwork and structural remains may survive. As the gravel pits are depicted on historic maps they have not been transcribed.

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).
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 2289-2290 11-APR-1947.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 152-153 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:Oct 2 2014 3:10PM