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HER Number:MDV12678
Name:Reservoir at Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works

Summary

Reservoir shown on 19th century map at Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 598
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1367667
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/49

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Irregular shaped reservoir shown on 19th century map to the west of Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works on the east side of Crownhill Down. A 115 long metre dam is shown on the southeast side of the reservoir.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Edwards, C., 1979, An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball (Report - Survey). SDV337241.

Site visited on 5th July 1979. Hemerdon clayworks reservoir 80 metres long by 50 metres wide. Supplied by a leat from SX57386057 junction at SX57385991.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX55NE (Cartographic). SDV337243.

Reservoir visible on 1985 aerial photograph interpretation.


National Monuments Record, 2002, 1367667 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343749.

Two small reservoirs at SX57385988 and SX57345936 are part of the early phase of the Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works. This reservoir lies in a slight depression and has a stone faced earthen dam 114 metres long and up to 1.6 metres high.


Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figures 3 and 5 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337241Report - Survey: Edwards, C.. 1979. An archaeological survey of an area surrounding Hemerdon Ball. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343749National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 1367667. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12695Part of: Hemerdon and Broomage China Clay Works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2009 3:37PM