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HER Number:MDV113085
Name:Earthwork Pit North West of Wishford Farm, Broad Clyst

Summary

An earthwork pit visible on aerial photographs of 1946 to the north-west of Wishford Farm, Broad Clyst, was probably the remains of a former quarry or extractive pit of post-medieval to 19th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 989 955
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • 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.

No earthwork pit was depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4069-4070 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A semi-circular earthwork pit was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9894 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-Dec-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

A semi-circular earthwork pit was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


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

A semi-circular earthwork pit almost 35 metres in diameter was visible on aerial photographs of 1946 on the western edge of Station Road, to the north-west of Wishford Farm, Broad Clyst. The pit now is now enclosed within the boundary of the property labelled on the Ordnance Survey Mastermap as Merrie Brocke. The earthwork is interpreted as the remains of a former quarry or extractive pit of post-medieval to 19th century date. The pit does not correspond with any feature depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch First Edition map and had probably therefore passed out of use prior to the 1840s. However it might have been contemporary with a number of nearby pits in use as ponds, but possibly originally created as quarries.
The pit remains visible as an earthwork on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005.

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 RS 4069-4070 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 SX9894 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-Dec-2005.

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:Aug 13 2015 11:54AM