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HER Number:MDV108657
Name:Possible Quarry Pits West of Ellerhayes

Summary

Two possible former quarry or extractive pits of probable post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and images derived from lidar data to the south and west of Ellerhayes.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 971 018
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • QUARRY? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3248-3249 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An earthwork pit is visible.


Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV357033.

Two earthwork pits are visible.


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

Two possible former quarry or extractive pits of probable post-medieval date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and images derived from lidar data on south and west facing combe slopes to the south and west of Ellerhayes. The south-easternmost of the two pits is currently under woodland planting and is visible as an earthwork only on images derived from lidar data and its form should be confirmed by a field visit. It is possible that the earthworks are formed in part by natural processes of features such as springheads, which might account for the close proximity of a possible pond to the west of the northernmost pit (MDV76118).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3248-3249 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. [Mapped feature: #68011 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV76118Related to: Pond to North-East of Hayne Farm, Silverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2014 12:01PM