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HER Number:MDV112516
Name:Quarry Pit West of Holway Farm, Whimple

Summary

A possible quarry pit of medieval to post-medieval date, was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data as an earthwork on a north-west facing slope to the west of Holway Farm, Whimple.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 046 977
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 (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The pit is not depicted but it's location is respected by a field boundary.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3159-3160 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An earthwork pit is 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 is visile.


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

A possible quarry pit of medieval to post-medieval date, was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data as an earthwork on a north-west facing slope to the west of Holway Farm, Whimple.
The pit is roughly triangular in shape and measures almost 50 metres across at the widest point. It does not correspond with any quarries depicted on the Tithe Map for Whimple, but a field boundary appears to respect the location of the pit, possibly supporting the interpretation that the boundaries had passed out of use prior to the 1840s. The line of the field boundaries is also visible as earthwork ditches but have not been transcribed.
The pit is clearly visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010 and probably survives as an earthwork.

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 3159-3160 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: #71899 ]

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 4:14PM