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HER Number:MDV125455
Name:Possible Bomb Crater east of Haccombe Cross, Stokeinteignhead

Summary

A small dark cropmark, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, may have formed over an infilled extractive pit, although its circular shape suggests it could have been an infilled Second World War bomb crater or tree throw.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 907 689
Map Sheet:SX96NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStokeinteignhead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))
  • TREE THROW? (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))
  • BOMB CRATER? (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No features are depicted in this exact location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5355-5356 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A circular dark cropmark 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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A dark circular cropmark, circa 12 metres in diameter, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946. Its circular form, location near Torquay, and the date of the photograph on which it is observed, suggest it could be a Second Wold War bomb crater, although there is no characteristic cracking or upcast around the edges. It is perhaps more likely to have formed over the infilled remains of a tree throw or extractive pit.

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 5355-5356 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #116828 ]
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.
Linked documents:1

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:Mar 8 2019 5:22PM