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HER Number:MDV112605
Name:Former Quarry North of Rull Farm, Whimple

Summary

A circular earthwork pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry of medieval to post-medieval date, was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the west--facing slopes to the north of Rull Farm, Whimple.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 042 982
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 earthwork pit does not correspond with any depicted quarry feature, although the south-eastern edge might match the area of a copse.


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

A large but shallow circular earthwork pit was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0498 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 7 5-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

A large but shallow circular 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 circular earthwork pit, possibly the remains of a former quarry of medieval to post-medieval date, was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the west--facing slopes to the north of Rull Farm, Whimple.
The pit is circa 55 metres in diameter. It is not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map and therefore probably passed out of use by circa 1880.
The south-eastern edge of the pit is possibly obscured by a copse of trees. It is likely that the copse was planted on the least agriculturally viable section of the former pit and as this copse is also marked on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map, this might support the interpretation that the pit was closed some time prior to the 1880s.

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 SY0498 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 7 5-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #71987 ]

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 1 2015 3:29PM