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HER Number:MDV116618
Name:Extraction Pit north-west of Greatwood Copse, Axminster

Summary

Possible post-medieval or early modern extractive pit, visible as an earthwork on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 and aerial photographs taken in 1996. It probably went out of use before the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 293 007
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.

Some scrub or trees are depicted in the corner of a large field.


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

A small recilinear plot of land here is depicted as scrub and trees.


Ordnance Survey, 1996, OS/96569, OS/96569 V 015-016 08-MAY-1996 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359324.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible.


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

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.

An irregular earthwork pit, circa 32 by 25 metres, is visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 and aerial photographs taken from 1996. It is interpreted as the remains of an extractive pit, perhaps an earlier phase than is represented by the ‘Old Quarry’ depicted circa 55 metres to the south-east on the late-19th century maps. It appears to have been disused by the mid-19th century when the Tithe map evidence suggests this area was wooded or at least scrubbed up, and the tree canopy obscured the ground surface on most of the available aerial photographs.

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: #75945 ]
SDV359324Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1996. OS/96569. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. OS/96569 V 015-016 08-MAY-1996.
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

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