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HER Number:MDV112507
Name:Possible Quarry Pit North East of Knowle Cross, Whimple

Summary

A shallow pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry or extractive pit of post medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as an earthwork on the north-facing slopes north-east of Knowle Cross, Whimple.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 041 979
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhimple
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHIMPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

The pit does not correspond with any depicted feature.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3160-61 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An earthwork pit was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 5-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

An earthwork pit was visible.


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

A shallow pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry or extractive pit of post medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the north-facing slopes north-east of Knowle Cross, Whimple.
The pit is roughly oval in shape and measures up to circa 32 metres across at its widest point. It does not correspond with any map features depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch. This might support the interpretation that the quarry passed out of use some time prior to circa 1880.
The pit remains visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3160-61 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.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 5-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #71889 ]

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:Jun 12 2015 12:35PM