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HER Number:MDV112606
Name:Former Quarry North of Holways Farm, Whimple

Summary

A small oval 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 north--facing slopes to the north of Holways Farm, Whimple.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 047 982
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

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

Plot number 31 is listed as Pit Orchard.


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

A small enclosure or plot (number 31) corresponds with the location of the pit.


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

The earthwork pit does not correspond with any depicted quarry feature, although it does correspond with a small orchard.


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

The pit was obscured by tree planting.


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 small and 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 small oval 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 north--facing slopes to the north of Holways Farm, Whimple.
The pit is circa 50 metres in diameter. It is not depicted as a pit on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map and therefore probably passed out of use by circa 1880. However, it does correspond with small area symbolised as orchard planting and the survey has noted numerous examples of former quarry pits being reused as orchards, probably to provide a degree of shelter. The pit corresponds with a small plot (31) on the Tithe Map for Whimple, which is listed in the Apportionments as Pit Orchard.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
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: #71988 ]

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 12:48PM