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HER Number:MDV126789
Name:19th and early 20th Cholwichtown Clay Works

Summary

Structures and settling tanks associated with Cholwichtown Clay Works are depicted on 19th and early 20th century maps and visible on aerial photographs of 1948, at Cholwichtown Waste, Cornwood. The structures have been destroyed by the expansion of modern clay extraction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 581 619
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHINA CLAY WORKS (XIX to Mid 20th Century - 1880 AD to 1948 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, RAF/CPE/UK/2494 RP 3058-3059 11-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361461.

Rectangular and circular structures are visible.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5861 01-JUN-2002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

The structures have been destroyed by later quarrying.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

Structures and settling tanks associated with Cholwichtown Clay Works at Cholwichtown Waste are depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25inch map, the Second Edition Map, and are visible on aerial photographs of 1948, the structures increasing gradually in number over time.
The structures provided the north-eastern terminus for the Lee Moor Tramway. The clay pits that supplied the tanks were situated circa 800m to the north-east.
They have now been destroyed by the expansion of modern clay extraction.
The structures have not been transcribed by the survey. The monument polygon is based on their 1948 extent.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361461Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2494 RP 3058-3059 11-MAR-1948. [Mapped feature: #122600 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5861 01-JUN-2002.

Associated Monuments

MDV126980Part of: Cholwichtown Clay Works (Monument)
MDV126787Related to: Boundary bank associated with the Lee Moor Tramway and clay works at Cholwichtown, Cornwood. (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2019 2:46PM