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HER Number:MDV49650
Name:Extractive pits in Newnham Park

Summary

Extractive pits of probable post-medieval to 18th century date are identifiable as earthworks under dense plantation tree cover on the south-east facing slopes and floor of the Tory Brook combe, on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 583
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/207

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Early Medieval to XVII - 1066 AD to 1700 AD (Between))
  • (Former Type) QUARRY (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1968, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140837.

`old quarry` indicated on os 6"(1907) shown but not indicated on os 6"(1968) (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140838.

Des=os 6"(1907) sheet 118se.


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

One of the visible earthworks corresponds with a pit depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s First Edition 25inch map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, RAF/106G/UK/1190 RP 3250-3251 27-FEB-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363067.

Pits are visible as earthworks.


Royal Air Force, 1955, RAF/540/1578, RAF/540/1578 F22 0206-0207 01-APR-1955 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351231.

Pits are visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5558 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Pits are visible as earthworks.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

One of the visible earthworks corresponds with a pit depicted on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap base map.


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.

Irregularly shaped pits from circa 8m to 55m across are identifiable as earthworks under dense tree cover on the south-east facing slopes and valley floor of the Tory Brook combe, on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.
One of the visible earthworks, centred at circa SX55235823, corresponds with an ‘Old Quarry’ depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1880s 25inch First Edition map. The pits are therefore likely to predate circa 1880. This feature remains depicted on the current Ordnance Survey MasterMap base layer. The remainder of the visible earthworks are not depicted. It is probable that they are the remains of small quarries or extractive pits that predate the creation of the deer park and its associated plantations in 1700.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140837Migrated Record: 1968.
SDV140838Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351231Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1955. RAF/540/1578. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/1578 F22 0206-0207 01-APR-1955.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX5558 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #119170 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey 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 3250-3251 27-FEB-1946.

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 1 2019 4:48PM