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HER Number:MDV108647
Name:Rectangular Pit or Sunken Structure West of Blackborough House

Summary

A rectangular earthwork pit or sunken structure is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947, and may have been associated with the use of Blackborough House as Quaker training centre during the Second World War. A slight earthwork is still visible on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 089 096
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No feature is depicted in this location.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 2292-2293 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A rectangular earthwork pit or sunken structure is visible. Map object partly based on this source.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0809 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

A pit is visible as an irregular earthwork. Map object partly based on this source.

Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0809 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The area is obscured by tree cover and vehicles.

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

A well-defined rectangular earthwork pit or sunken structure, 3 by 12 metres, is visible 40 metres to the west of Blackborough House on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It is not depicted on historic mapping and may have been associated with the use of Blackborough House as Quaker training centre during the Second World War. The area is obscured by vehicles and tree cover on more recent aerial photographs, but an irregular depression is visible as a slight earthwork on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 2292-2293 11-APR-1947.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0809 22-MAY-2010.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0809 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010.

Associated Monuments

MDV18705Part of: Blackborough House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 14 2020 11:18AM