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HER Number:MDV122426
Name:Quarry pit and brick kiln, Topsham


The remains of a brick kiln and an associated quarry pit recorded in 2010 by Exeter Archaeology.


Grid Reference:SX 952 890
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishTOPSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BRICK KILN (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1880 AD? (Between))
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The nearest gravel pit noted on the First Edition map lies north-west at SX95138918. Unclear whether this is the site referred to in the 2014 notes from the 2011 journal; grid references don't match closely (Richards, A. F., 19/07/2018).

Gaimster, M., 2011, Post-Medieval Fieldwork in Britain and Northern Ireland in 2010: Devon (Article in Serial). SDV361542.

TOPSHAM, EXMINSTER REPLACEMENT WATER MAIN (SX95258906). While monitoring groundworks associated with a replacement water main between Topsham and Exminster, P. Pearce (Exeter Archaeology) investigated the remains of a brick kiln and an associated quarry pit (citing Exeter Archaeology Report 10.71).

Historic Environment Record, 2014, Note for HER (Personal Comment). SDV361572.

No record for this site noted on the HER in 2014. Recorder notes that the First edition Ordnance Survey historic map (1880s) shows gravel pit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361542Article in Serial: Gaimster, M.. 2011. Post-Medieval Fieldwork in Britain and Northern Ireland in 2010: Devon. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 45. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #112453 ]
SDV361572Personal Comment: Historic Environment Record. 2014. Note for HER.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5371 - Archaeological Monitoring and Recording on the Topsham to Exminster Replacement Water Main

Date Last Edited:Jul 19 2018 8:57AM