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HER Number:MDV112608
Name:Former Quarry North of Newhayes Farm, Whimple

Summary

An 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 Newhayes Farm, Whimple.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 040 988
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 1840 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, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2137-2138 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356946.

An oval pit was visible.


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

An oval 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, was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the north-facing slopes to the north of Newhayes Farm, Whimple.
The pit is nearly 50 metres long and 25 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.
The elongated shape of the pit could be interpreted as evidence that the pit was formed, perhaps in part, by a natural process such as erosion from a springhead.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV356946Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2137-2138 13-APR-1947.
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 & 5-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #71990 ]

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 1:14PM