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HER Number:MDV47651
Name:Extractive pit, Sparkwell

Summary

A quarry or extractive pit of probable post-medieval to 19th century date is identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on the east-facing slopes of The Hill, overlooking the Piall River, Sparkwell.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 599 578
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/190

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1906 AD (Between))
  • (Former Type) QUARRY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149858.

Des=os 6"(1906)sheet 119sw.


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

The visible earthworks do not correspond with any pit depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s 25inch First Edition map.


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

'Old quarry' indicated on os 6" (1906) but not on os 6" (1968).(os).


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5957 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A pit is identifiable as an earthwork.


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.

An irregularly shaped pit circa 30m across is identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.
The visible earthwork corresponds closely with a quarry depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s 25inch Second Edition map, annotated as Old Quarry.
The pit is not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s 25inch First Edition map which might support the interpretation that the pit was excavated and ceased to be used between circa 1880 and 1906. However, it is possible that the pit predates the first edition map.
The pit visible on the lidar derived images appears larger than that depicted on the Second Edition map, possibly indicative of continued use. However, due to the density of tree cover in this area the resolution of the available lidar data is too low for a confident transcription and the pit was not transcribed as part of the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149858Migrated Record:
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).
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX5957 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #119204 ]
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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Aug 7 2019 5:07PM