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HER Number:MDV112902
Name:Extraction Pit to the Northwest of Spain Farm

Summary

A possible extraction pit of likely post-medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Spain Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 004 926
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarringdon
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARRINGDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Possible ponds are depicted within the vicinity here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4432-33 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The possible extraction pit is visible as an earthwork pit.


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 070-71 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

The possible extraction pit is visible as an earthwork pit.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 401 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

The possible extraction pit is visible as an earthwork pit.


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89277, OS/89277 V 123-24 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356291.

The former extraction pit appears to have been levelled.


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

A possible extraction pit of likely post-medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Spain Farm. The sub-circular shaped earthwork measures approximately 28m in length by 25m in width and is located adjacent to an un-named road. A number of features representing ponds of possible former extraction pits are depicted within the vicinity here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. The earthwork pit is visible on aerial photographs up until 1966, although appears to have been levelled by 1989.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4432-33 13-APR-1946.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 070-71 26-JUL-1963. [Mapped feature: #72260 ]
SDV356291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89277. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89277 V 123-24 14-JUN-1989.
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
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 401 22-JUL-1966.

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:Oct 24 2017 3:27PM