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HER Number:MDV122772
Name:Former extractive pits south of Hannaford Farm, Kenn

Summary

Irregularly shaped shallow earthwork hollows visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946 to the south of Hannaford Farm, Kenn, are probably the sites of former extractive pits of post-medieval to 19th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 898 849
Map Sheet:SX88SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The western pit falls largely within Plot 923, listed as woodland. The eastern pit corresponds with a small enclosure listed as 829, not subject to Tithes.


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

The locations of the pits are respected by extant field boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3134-3135 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

Two hollows are visible as earthworks.


NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor (Cartographic). SDV361514.

The western pit is visible as a subtle earthwork.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The eastern pit corresponds with a pond depicted on the OS MasterMap.


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.

Two irregularly shaped shallow earthwork hollows are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as earthworks on the north-facing slopes to the south of Hannaford Farm, Kenn. The western earthwork corresponds with a plot depicted as woodland (plot 923) on the Tithe map for Kenn. The eastern hollow corresponds with plot 829, a plot not subject to Tithes, but depicted as rough ground. Field boundaries appear to respect the southern edges of both hollows.
The pits are interpreted as the remains of former extractive pits of post-medieval to 19th century date, subsequently reused as woodland or remaining agriculturally non-productive. This interpretation might be supported by the easternmost pits current reuse as a pond.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3134-3135 13-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #113123 ]
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. 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:Aug 24 2018 2:36PM