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HER Number:MDV124339
Name:Extractive Pits north of Place Cross, Ashburton

Summary

Two extractive pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 763 710
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))
  • UMBER WORKINGS? (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

An orchard is depicted in one of the plots in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5293-5294 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Two earthwork pits are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX7670 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Two earthwork pits are visible.


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 (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Two earthwork pits, in two adjacent fields, are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. The larger is in a field depicted as orchard on the late-19th century mapping, with what appear to be hachures depicting a drop in slope from the field immediately to the north. The earthworks are interpreted as extractive pits that predate the later-19th century, and it is possible that they were associated with either Badcocks Quarry to the north-east, or the umber workings to the south (MDV124337; MDV8199). A smaller feature (MDV51845) within the larger pit is depicted and marked as a quarry on the early-20th century (but not the late-19th century) maps, and it seems that this might be a smaller scale and later phase of extraction, which has been retained as a separate record.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5293-5294 12-JUL-1946.
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 (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX7670 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #114587 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV124337Related to: Extractive Pits at Roborough Umber Works, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV51845Related to: Quarry by Place Cross, Ashburton (Monument)

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:May 20 2019 3:47PM