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HER Number:MDV2523
Name:QUARRY in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

The Lee Moor Clay Works opened in 1830 and expanded into the 20th century. They included pits at Wotter, Hemerdon, Shaugh, Heddon, Brisworthy and Smallhanger (Minchinton).
The evolution of the Lee Moor Clay Works on Shaugh Moor is depicted on late-19th to mid-20th maps and the mid-20th century arrangement and extent is visible on aerial photographs of 1946. The historic extractive landscape was largely destroyed by the later-20th century expansion of Lee Moor Quarry.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 624
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/81

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) QUARRY (XIX to XXI - 1830 AD to 2009 AD (Between))
  • CHINA CLAY WORKS (XIX to XXI - 1830 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145823.

Plotted by rchm app 1985.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145824.

Minchinton, w. /tda/(1973)24/industrial archaeology in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145825.

Des=rchm app 1985.

Minchinton, W., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2310.

Quarry. The lee moor clay works were opened in 1830 and have expanded over the years. They include pits at wotter, hemerdon, shaugh, heddon, brisworthy and smallhanger (minchinton).

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

Lee Moor Clay Works are depicted.

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

An expanded Lee Moor Clay Works are depicted.

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

Extensive earthwork pits, mounds and structures are visible.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2296-2297 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Extensive earthwork pits, mounds and structures are visible.

Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/540/335, RAF/540/335/PFF0 0081 22-APR-1950 (RAF 30060) (Aerial Photograph). SDV363165.

Extensive earthwork pits, mounds and structures are visible.

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

A further expanded Lee Moor Clay Works are depicted.

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

The mid-20th Lee Moor Clay Works were destroyed by later 20th century open cast 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.

The evolution of the Lee Moor Clay Works on Shaugh Moor is depicted on late-19th to mid-20th maps. The mid-20th century arrangement and extent is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 and corresponds closely with that depicted on the 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. As such, the quarry earthworks and structures were not transcribed by the survey.
All components of the historic extractive landscape were destroyed by the later-20th century expansion of Lee Moor Quarry.
The monument polygon defines the mid-20th century extent of the clay works.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145823Migrated Record:
SDV145824Migrated Record:
SDV145825Migrated Record:
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2296-2297 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #123315 ]
SDV2310Migrated Record: Minchinton, W..
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.
SDV363165Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/540/335. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/335/PFF0 0081 22-APR-1950 (RAF 30060).

Associated Monuments

MDV43383Parent of: SPOIL HEAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV43384Parent of: SPOIL HEAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV43385Parent 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 11 2019 6:28PM