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HER Number:MDV119864
Name:Settling Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent

Summary

Two circular and one sub-rectangular settling pits on the western side of Brent Moor Clay Works to the west of Shipley Bridge

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 628
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/109/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLING PIT (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD)

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Not shown on ealy 20th century map.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Site visited in November 1979. Pit (e) and the pit (f) may have originally been circular.


Robinson, R., 1984, Survey Drawing of Brent Moor China Clay Works (Report - Survey). SDV151626.


Newman, P., 2002, Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent (Report - Survey). SDV360363.


Newman, P., 2002, Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent, 5, Figures 2-3 (Report - Survey). SDV360363.

Pits 4-6: at the foot of the rectangular pits are three deeper settling pits. Two (Pits 5 and 6) are roughly circular with an average diameter of 12 metres while Pit 4 is sub-rectangular of 15 metres by 12 metres. The settling pits are 1.3 metres deep into which refined clay slurry was piped from Pit 3 for de-watering. These pits would originally have been lined with masonry.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV151626Report - Survey: Robinson, R.. 1984. Survey Drawing of Brent Moor China Clay Works.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360363Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. AI/35/2002. A4 Comb Bound. 5, Figures 2-3. [Mapped feature: #79150 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5820Part of: Brentmoor China Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13463Related to: Clay Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119868Related to: Eastern 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13464Related to: Five Circular Settling Tanks at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13465Related to: Industrial Building to the south of Brent Moor Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5823Related to: Industrial Buildings at Brent Moor China Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119872Related to: Possible Building at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Building)
MDV119870Related to: Settling Tank at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119865Related to: Two Mounds at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119866Related to: Western 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7367 - Shipley Bridge China Clay Works, South Brent (Ref: AI/35/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2017 2:57PM