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HER Number:MDV118883
Name:Extractive pits at Coombeshead Farm, Hemyock

Summary

Former extractive pits of possible post-medieval to mid-19th century date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, at Coombeshead Farm, Hemyock.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 117 152
Map Sheet:ST11NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A pond and copse are depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RS 4075-76 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Two earthwork pits are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST1115 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Two earthwork pits are visible.


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

Former extractive pits of possible post-medieval to mid-19th century date are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, at Coombeshead Farm, Hemyock. The northern of the two earthworks is sub-circular in shape and measures approximately 28m in length by 25m in width. It is symbolised as a pond on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of the 1880’s-90’s and on modern digital mapping. That to the south is elongated in shape, measures approximately 30m in length by 11m in width. It corresponds with a copse on the First Edition 25 inch Ordnance Survey map and as an earthwork on modern digital mapping. This supports the interpretation that the extractive pits had passed out of use prior to the mid-to-late 19th century.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

A pond and earthwork pit are depicted in this location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RS 4075-76 11-APR-1947.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST1115 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #78158 ]
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
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. 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 1:32PM