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HER Number:MDV124376
Name:Extractive Pit at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock

Summary

Irregularly shaped earthworks interpreted as a post-medieval or early-mid 19th century extractive pit are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998-2017, at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 848 772
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHennock
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork pits correspond with an orchard in this location.

Fairy Surveys Ltd, 1964, FSL/6412 V, FSL/6412 V 2068-69 07-FEB-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357115.

Two irregularly shaped earthwork pits are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8477 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

An irregularly shaped earthwork pit is 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.

Irregularly shaped earthwork pits are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964, at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock. The two pits likely form part of a single earthwork, circa 260m long by 70m wide, which has been dissected by the Teign Valley Branch railway line shown on the First Edition Ordnance Survey Map of the late 19th century and more recently by construction of the A38 during the second half of the 20th century. The earthwork does not correspond with any pit features shown on the First Edition OS map and it is interpreted as a possible post-medieval or early-to mid-19th century extractive pit which had passed out of use and subsequently given over to orchard MDV124375 by the late 19th century. Earthworks on the north side of the A38 remain visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998-2017, although those to the south have been largely levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV357115Aerial Photograph: Fairy Surveys Ltd. 1964. FSL/6412 V. Fairy Surveys Ltd aerial photograph. Photograph (Paper). FSL/6412 V 2068-69 07-FEB-1964. [Mapped feature: #114630 ]
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 SX8477 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV124375Related to: Orchards at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock (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:Jun 16 2020 1:38PM