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HER Number:MDV116616
Name:Extraction Pit east of Greatwood Copse, Axminster

Summary

Possible post-medieval or early modern extractive pit, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 2014 and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 296 006
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

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)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

No pit is depicted in this location.


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

No pit is depicted in this location.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST2900 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Two areas of irregular pits are visible.


Next Perspectives, 2014, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST2900 08-SEP-2014 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359479.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

A large irregular earthwork pit, circa 70 metres in length, is visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, and on aerial photographs taken in 2014. It is interpreted as the remains of an extractive pit, perhaps connected to the possible lime works just to the north (MDV116615). It may have been an earlier phase of extraction, since by the late-19th century a trackway seems to have crossed the area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST2900 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #75943 ]
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2
SDV359479Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2014. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST2900 08-SEP-2014.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2018 1:10PM