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HER Number:MDV122271
Name:Possible pit north-west of Ashcombe village

Summary

A dark soilmark of a possible pit of unknown date is visible on the south-west-facing slopes of Gilpin’s Bottom, Ashcombe, on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2006-2007.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 910 802
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshcombe
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (Unknown date)

Full description

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

A soilmark of a possible pit is visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2006-2007.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

The possible pit is not visible as a cropmark or sloilmark on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2015-2017.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A roughly circular soilmark approximately 10m in diameter is visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2006-2007, on the south-west-facing slopes of Gilpin’s Bottom, Ashcombe. The soilmark is interpreted as possible evidence of a former pit of unknown date. The possible pit is not visible as a soilmark or cropmark on more recent sources available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112133 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2018 11:22AM