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HER Number:MDV124484
Name:Extractive Pit at Caton Cross, Ashburton

Summary

An earthwork pit, visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013, is interpreted as a post-medieval extractive pit that became disused by the mid-19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 782 717
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

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

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

No features are depicted in this exact location, although quarries and lime kilns are depicted in the area.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5290-5291 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A segmented earthwork pit is visible.


NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX7871 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A segmented 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.

An earthwork pit, covering up to circa 135 by 95 metres in extent, is visible on three sides of Caton Cross on aerial photographs taken from 1946 and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2013. It is interpreted as a post-medieval extractive pit, perhaps a limestone quarry given the nearby limekilns and quarries depicted on the late-19th century maps (including Caton Quarry MDV60874). However no features are depicted on the available historic mapping in this exact location, so it is likely to have gone out of use by the mid-19th century.

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 5290-5291 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
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX7871 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013. [Mapped feature: #114781 ]

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:May 20 2019 4:56PM