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HER Number:MDV113751
Name:Earthwork Pit, South of Ash Copse, Broadclyst

Summary

An earthwork defined pit, possible platform and associated banks were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to 1960s, on the north-east facing slopes immediately to the south of Ash Copse, Broadclyst. The earthworks might be evidence of small scale quarrying or prospection of probable post-medieval to 19th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 962 951
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

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 earthworks do not correspond with any depicted features.

Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/996, RAF 106G/UK/996 6316-6317 12-NOV-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358938.

An earthwork pit and linear earthworks were visible.

BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2967-2968 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

An earthwork pit and linear earthworks were visible.

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

An earthwork defined pit, possible platform and associated banks were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to 1960s, on the north-east facing slopes immediately to the south of Ash Copse, Broadclyst. Situated roughly between the 75 and 80 metre contours, the pit is roughly circular and measures circa 3.5 metres in diameter. It is located with a roughly linear hollow following the line of the contour, to the north of which a narrow bank, possibly a spoilheap was visible. Towards the north-western end of this bank a second curvilinear bank roughly 5 metres downslope defines the northern edge of a small possible terrace or platform. The date and function of these earthworks is unclear from the aerial photographs alone but they might be evidence of small scale quarrying or prospection. They do not correspond with any features depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch first edition map and therefore probably date to the later post-medieval to early 19th century period.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2967-2968 14-MAR-1967. [Mapped feature: #73103 ]
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
SDV358938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/996. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF 106G/UK/996 6316-6317 12-NOV-1945.

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:Mar 13 2020 7:55AM