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HER Number:MDV49347
Name:Extractive Pits south-west of Lyme Road, Axminster

Summary

Earthwork pits and mounds, visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014, are interpreted as eighteenth to nineteenth century chalk pits associated with a nearby limekiln.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 302 980
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39NW/65/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHALK PIT (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2431, RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3200-3201 22-JAN-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359315.

A number of earthwork pits are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2431/3200 (Aerial Photograph). SDV132197.

Pit features visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Probably chalk pits associated with nearby limekiln. Map object previously based on this Source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SY3098 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Earthwork pits and mounds are visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

Irregularly shaped earthwork pits and ditches, covering an area of over a hectare, are visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. They are not depicted on the available historic mapping and they have been interpreted as the remains of post-medieval or nineteenth century chalk pits and spoil heaps, associated with the nearly lime kiln (MDV45768).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV132197Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2431/3200. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY3098 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #93466 ]
SDV359315Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2431. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2431 RP 3200-3201 22-JAN-1948.
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2

Associated Monuments

MDV45768Related to: Lime Kiln south-west of Lyme Road, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2018 2:35PM