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HER Number:MDV117494
Name:Extraction Pit north-east of Woodhouse Farm, Axminster

Summary

Probable post-medieval or early modern extractive pit, visible as an irregular earthwork on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. It probably went out of use by the mid-19th century and was subsequently reused for orchard.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 280 992
Map Sheet:SY29NE
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)
  • ORCHARD (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

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

This area is depicted as orchard.


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

This area is depicted as orchard.


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

Scattered trees are visible within an earthwork pit.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SY2899 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 irregularly shaped earthwork pit, circa 32 by 45 metres, is visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. The area is depicted as orchard on the available historic maps, and it is interpreted as the remains of an extractive pit that fell out of use by the mid-19th century an subsequently used for orchard.

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 SY2899 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #76801 ]
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 1:19PM