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HER Number:MDV114480
Name:Quarry Pit on West Down

Summary

A C-shaped quarry pit of possible medieval date was visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on West Down.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 477 707
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/V17/170/0016-17 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

The transcriptions of a C-shaped earthwork pit from aerial photographs RAF/V17/170/0016-17, corresponds to a database record of a quarry recorded as being of ‘unknown medieval’ date. The transcription is noted as being part of a complex of mining remains across West Down.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The aerial photograph reference given in the Tamar Valley NMP transcription attributes is incomplete; the date of the photograph is not included.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/V17/170/0016-17. [Mapped feature: #73819 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV114469Related to: Mining and Extractive Remains on West Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2016 3:18PM