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HER Number:MDV113899
Name:Possible Extraction Pit Southwest of Elsdon’s Farm

Summary

A possible former extraction pit of likely post-medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs of 1948 onwards, to the southwest of Elsdon’s Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 336 956
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUplyme
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPLYME

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.

The extent of the possible extraction pit is partly depicted as a copse on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RP 3005-06 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

The possible extraction pit is largely covered with trees, although earthworks are partly visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1990, OS/90242, OS/90242 V 003-004 03-AUG-1990 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359314.

The possible former extraction pit is visible as an earthwork pit.


Richard Sims, 2015-2016, Marshwood Vale National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Interpretation). SDV359291.

A possible former extraction pit of likely post-medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork pit on aerial photographs of 1948 onwards, to the southwest of Elsdon’s Farm. The elongated shaped earthwork abuts, and so likely post-dates, an historic field boundary along its eastern edge and is partly depicted as a copse on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. It measures approximately 42m in length by 16m in width. Aerial photographs from 1948 onwards show that the extraction pit remains largely covered with trees, although is more clearly visible on aerial photographs of 1990.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359291Interpretation: Richard Sims. 2015-2016. Marshwood Vale National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Cornwall Archaeological Unit. Digital.
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RP 3005-06 10-MAR-1948.
SDV359314Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1990. OS/90242. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/90242 V 003-004 03-AUG-1990. [Mapped feature: #73225 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6873 - Marshwood Vale National Mapping Programme project (Ref: ACD1260)

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2015 10:50AM