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HER Number:MDV118048
Name:Extractive pit south east of Curscombe Farm, Feniton parish

Summary

A former small extractive pit of possible post-medieval to mid-19th century date was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 115 008
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFeniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFENITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SW/116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The visible earthwork does not correspond with any depicted pit. It closesly corresponds to plot 132 depicted as a small wood or copse.


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

The visible earthwork does not correspond with any depicted pit. A curve in the field boundary to the south respects the location of the pit.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1449-1450 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

A shallow circular pit was visible as an earthwork.


Ordnance Survey, 1982, OS/82218 V, LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359504.

A shallow circular pit was visible as an earthwork.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

An oval pit was visible as an earthwork.


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

A roughly circular pit circa 50 metres in diameter was visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014.
The visible earthworks did not correspond with any pit features depicted in this location on the 19th century mapping available to the survey. It did correspond with a plot depicted on the Tithe Map for Feniton as a small wood or copse. Relict extractive pits were often utilised as woodland once they had passed out of use. This supports the interpretation that the visible earthworks are the remains of an extractive that pit had passed out of use prior to the mid-19th century and was subsequently utilised as woodland.

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.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1449-1450 11-APR-1947.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #77326 ]
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
SDV359504Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1982. OS/82218 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). LIDAR ST1100 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-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 1:24PM