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HER Number:MDV119073
Name:Extractive Pit east of Millbrook, Axminster

Summary

An irregularly shaped earthwork pit, visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards, is interpreted as a post-medieval or nineteenth century extractive pit.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 305 987
Map Sheet:SY39NW
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 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No pit is depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2431, RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3200-3201 22-JAN-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359315.

An earthwork pit is visible.


Next Perspectives, 2014, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, LIDAR SY3098 Environment Agency DSM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359479.

An 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 20 by 50 metres, is visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. It is not depicted on any available historic mapping and is interpreted as a post-medieval or nineteenth century extractive pit. The area has since become wooded but images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 indicate that the earthwork survives.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359315Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2431. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3200-3201 22-JAN-1948. [Mapped feature: #78364 ]
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. LIDAR SY3098 Environment Agency DSM 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 1:35PM