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HER Number:MDV116985
Name:Probable Extraction Pit south of Shute Hill Farm, Shute

Summary

Probable post-medieval or early modern extractive pit, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken from 1948 and images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, which probably went out of use by the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 251 981
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShute
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHUTE

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.

Part of this area is depicted as orchard.


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

An area of scrub and trees with what appears to be a pond is depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4015-4016 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SY2598 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

An earthwork depression 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 30-77 metres, is visible in two parts either side of a field boundary on aerial photographs taken from 1948 and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. Part of the area is depicted as orchard on the Tithe map and as scrubby ground on the late-19th century mapping, and a small irregular feature that may be a pond is also depicted on the latter. It is interpreted as the remains of an extractive pit that was abandoned by the mid-19th century, and subsequently used as orchard. Part may have been water-filled in the late-19th century.

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 SY2598 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #76296 ]
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4015-4016 10-MAR-1948.
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 1:14PM