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HER Number:MDV116619
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 from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 292 008
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 1880 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.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1975, RAF/CPE/UK/1975 FP 1122-1123 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359646.

A roughly oval 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.

A roughly oval 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 roughly oval earthwork pit, circa 23 by 30 metres, is visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, and on aerial photographs taken from 1947 onwards. It is interpreted as the remains of an extractive pit, in common with many similar features in the vicinity. It may have been an earlier phase of extraction to the ‘Old Quarry’ to the south-east depicted on late-19th century mapping (MDV47316), since no features are marked in this location on the 19th century maps.

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: #75946 ]
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
SDV359646Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1975. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1975 FP 1122-1123 11-APR-1947.

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