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HER Number:MDV118204
Name:Extractive Pit south-west of Sutton Barton, Widworthy

Summary

The remains of an extractive pit are visible as an irregular earthwork pit on aerial photographs taken from 1947. It seems to have gone out of use and been reused as an orchard by the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 206 983
Map Sheet:SY29NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOffwell
Civil ParishWidworthy
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOFFWELL
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDWORTHY

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 (Between))
  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1947 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The plot is named 'Pit and Shute Orchard', number 272.


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

The area is depicted as orchard.


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

The area is depicted as orchard. Map object partly based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 3022-3023 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

An irregular earthwork pit is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Next Perspectives, 2014, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SY2099 08-SEP-2014 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359479.

Large buildings are visible, and the area seems to have been landscaped.


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

An earthwork pit is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1948, just to the south of the farmstead at Sutton Barton. It was used as orchard at the tithe of the Tithe apportionment, suggesting that a post-medieval extractive pit had become reused as orchard by the mid-19th century. By the 21st century the area had been landscaped and large farm buildings had been constructed on the site.

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.
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 3022-3023 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
SDV359479Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2014. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SY2099 08-SEP-2014.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

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 1:26PM