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HER Number:MDV127074
Name:Wotterwaste China Clay Works

Summary

The expansion of Wottterwaste China Clay Works on Shaugh Moor is depicted on late-19th to mid-20th century maps. The mid-20th century arrangement and extent is visible on aerial photographs of 1946. With the exception of the very southern end of the site, the historic extractive landscape was largely destroyed by the later-20th century expansion of the open cast Lee Moor Quarry.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 561 623
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHINA CLAY WORKS (XIX to Mid 20th Century - 1830 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The Wotterwaste China Clay Works is depicted.

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

An enlarged Wotterwaste China Clay Works is depicted.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3256-3257 27-FEB-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363067.

Earthwork pits, spoil heaps, and structures are visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

A further extended Wotterwaste China Clay Works is depicted.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5662 01-JUN-2002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

Only a large pit, mound and site of former settling tanks at the southern end of the historic extractive landscape survived the later-20th century expansion of Lee Moor Quarry.

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.

The late-19th to mid-20th evolution of the Wottterwaste China Clay Works on Shaugh Moor is depicted on contemporary maps. The site expanded greatly in the first half of the 20th century, and the mid-20th century arrangement and extent is visible on aerial photographs of 1946.
This corresponds closely with the clayworks as depicted on the 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial.
With the exception of the very southern end of the site, the earthwork remains of which survive, most components of the historic extractive landscape were superseded and destroyed by the later-20th century expansion of the open cast Lee Moor Quarry.
The monument polygon defines the mid-20th century extent of the clay works.

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).
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
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.
SDV363067Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3256-3257 27-FEB-1946.
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 SX5662 01-JUN-2002.

Associated Monuments

MDV126153Parent of: Reservoirs and leats north-east of Collard Tor (Monument)
MDV43407Parent of: SPOIL HEAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV43408Parent of: SPOIL HEAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV43409Parent of: SPOIL HEAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (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:Dec 20 2019 10:41AM