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HER Number:MDV112352
Name:Earthwork Cutting at Bridge Pitt Farm

Summary

An earthwork cutting of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards at Bridge Pitt Farm, Woodbury.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 010 865
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING PLATFORM (Early Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • QUARRY (Early Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The extent of the earthwork respects the plot boundaries depicted on the Woodbury parish tithe map of approximately 1838-48.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3004-05 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The earthwork cutting is visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89277, OS/89277 V 105-06 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356291.

The earthwork cutting is visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1996, OS/96567, OS/96567 049-50 08-MAY-1996 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355696.

The western extent of the earthwork cutting has been completely levelled.

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

An earthwork cutting of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards at Bridge Pitt Farm, Woodbury. The elongated earthwork is east to west aligned and measures approximately 98m in length by 32m in width, with a range of buildings associated with Bridge Pitt Farm located within the cutting to the east. The date and function of the earthwork is largely unclear, although clearly predates construction of the farm buildings first depicted on the parish tithe map. As such, the cutting may have served as a building platform for the farm, or alternatively was initially utilised as a quarry which was later occupied by the farm following its disuse. The western extent of the cutting not occupied by the farm is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1989, although has been completely levelled by 1996.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3004-05 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71748 ]
SDV355696Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1996. OS/96567. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/96567 049-50 08-MAY-1996.
SDV356291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89277. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89277 V 105-06 14-JUN-1989.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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:Dec 11 2019 12:39PM