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HER Number:MDV112598
Name:Quarry West of Hitt’s Farm, Broad Clyst

Summary

An oval earthwork pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry of medieval to post-medieval date, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the north-facing slopes to the west of Hitt’s Farm, Broad Clyst.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 034 987
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST ST.LAWRENCE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3162-3163 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An earthwork pit was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0298 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.

An oval earthwork pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry of medieval to post-medieval date, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the north-facing slopes to the west of Hitt’s Farm, Broad Clyst.
The pit is over 40 metres long and 30 metres wide. It is not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map and, if it is evidence for a quarry, it therefore probably passed out of use prior to the 1880s.
A springhead is marked on the Ordnance Survey Mastermap digital base map immediately downslope of the pit. It must therefore be considered possible that the earthwork was, potentially in part, formed by this natural process.

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 3162-3163 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 SY0298 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19 Dec 2005 & 5 Mar 2010. [Mapped feature: #71980 ]

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 17 2015 10:55AM