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HER Number:MDV108776
Name:Possible Sand Pit North of Beare Lane

Summary

The location of several large and semi-regularly shaped extractive pits, possibly former sand pits of probable post-medieval to modern date, were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as cropmarks and earthworks, in a number of locations on the north-facing slopes overlooking the Culm valley, north and south of Beare Lane.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 982 009
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SAND PIT? (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 3246-3247 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An irregularly shaped shallow pit is visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9800 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

An irregularly shaped shallow pit is visible.

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

The location of a large extractive pit of probable post-medieval to modern date was visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as a cropmarks and possible very slight earthwork on the north-facing slopes overlooking the Culm valley, north of Beare Lane. An irregularly shaped sand pit is depicted and annotated on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map to the south of Beare Lane and it is possible that the relict earthwork was made for a similar function. It is one of several such possible former pits recorded within an area of approximately 400 square metres.

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 3246-3247 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. LIDAR SS9800 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 19-DEC-2005. [Mapped feature: #68120 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV127859Related to: Enclosures south-east of Silverton Mills (Monument)
MDV73375Related to: Sand Pit to the south of Beare Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2020 10:05AM