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HER Number:MDV13463
Name:Clay Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent

Summary

Four clay pits on the western side of Brent Moor Clay Works to the west of Shipley Bridge

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 628
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/109/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY PIT (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Two rectangular features shown on 19th century map.


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

Two rectangular features shown on ealy 20th century map. Map object partly based on this source.


Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Site visited in November 1979. As well as the more obvious group of five circular settling tanks above Shipley car park, there are in the same some more ruinous ones, together with four rectangular pits against the western boundary of the area lying one above the other on the slope of the hill. The area has noticeable white clay deposits under the turf around them. The square pits are built into the hillside and have no definite stone walling showing, neither does the circular pit (e) or the pit (f) which may have originally been circular.


Robinson, R., 1984, Survey Drawing of Brent Moor China Clay Works (Report - Survey). SDV151626.


Newman, P., 2002, Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent, 3, Figures 2-3, Plate 4 (Report - Survey). SDV360363.

Pits 1-3 are aligned descending the hillslope and separated the sands and mica from the kaolin during the 1950s. Pits 1 and 2 consist of rectangular depressions each covering an area of circa 180 square metres with a substantial earthwork retaining bank. Pit 1 is 0.5 metres deep and Pit 2 is 0.7 metres deep. Pit 3 is is longer and narrower with a maximum depth of 0.2 metres. All three pits have vestiges of a granite lining. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV151626Report - Survey: Robinson, R.. 1984. Survey Drawing of Brent Moor China Clay Works.
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).
SDV360363Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Shipley Bridge China-Clay Works, South Brent. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. AI/35/2002. A4 Comb Bound. 3, Figures 2-3, Plate 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV5820Part of: Brentmoor China Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119868Related to: Eastern 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13464Related to: Five Circular Settling Tanks at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13465Related to: Industrial Building to the south of Brent Moor Clay Works, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5823Related to: Industrial Buildings at Brent Moor China Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119872Related to: Possible Building at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Building)
MDV119864Related to: Settling Pits at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119870Related to: Settling Tank at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119865Related to: Two Mounds at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV119866Related to: Western 'Drag' at Brent Moor Clay Works, Shipley Bridge, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2017 2:56PM