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HER Number:MDV49922
Name:Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot

Summary

Site of Devon and Courtenay Clay Works shown on late 19th and earlier 20th century mapping.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 866 699
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotskerswell
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Post-Medieval Devon & Courtney Company Clayworks in Decoy Country Park and Wolborough Fen SSSI
  • SHINE: Post-Medieval Devon & Courtney Company Clayworks in Decoy Country Park and Wolborough Fen SSSI
  • SHINE: Post-Medieval Devon & Courtney Company Clayworks in Decoy Country Park and Wolborough Fen SSSI

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/349
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY WORKINGS (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Devon & Courtenay Clay works marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Additional clay pits are shown extending to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

Devon & Courtenay Clay Works marked on 1930s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

China clay quarry present.


Bowman, A. C., 1998, British Quarrying History (Monograph). SDV71598.

Bowman refers to 'Decoy Clay Quarry' operated by Devon & Courtenay Clay co. Ltd. In 1937, with 70 employees.


Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 29, Fig. 8 (site 5) (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Much of the site of the clay works is now filled by a large pond, part of Decoy Country Park.


Dean, R., 2018, Land at Langford Bridge, Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon: Geophysical Survey (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV361782.

Geophysical survey undertaken on land at Langford Bridge.

The anomaly groups recorded in Plot 1 are typical of those representing extensively redeposited
material. A China Clay quarry was recorded in this area on the 1906 1:10560 Ordnance Survey map and continued to be mapped up to the publication of the 1937 1:2,500 map but was not shown on the 1938 1:10560 map. A large pond was recorded in the area on the 1955 1:2,500 map. This was reduced in size by the publication of the 1964 1:10560 map and by the 1976 1:10,000 map had been further reduced to it’s current size.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 29, Fig. 8 (site 5).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113510 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV361782Report - Geophysical Survey: Dean, R.. 2018. Land at Langford Bridge, Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon: Geophysical Survey. Substrata. 1805LAN-R-1. Digital.
SDV71598Monograph: Bowman, A. C.. 1998. British Quarrying History. British Quarrying History. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV52523Parent of: Site of Engine House at Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV52524Parent of: Site of Engine House at Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV49696Parent of: Site of Engine House at the Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV52526Parent of: Site of Shaft at Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV52527Parent of: Site of Shaft at Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV49697Parent of: Site of Tramway at Devon & Courtenay Clay Works, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV52528Related to: Site of Aqueducts in Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV52521Related to: Site of Clay Pits in Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV52525Related to: Site of Shaft in Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV102970Related to: Site of Shaft under lake in Decoy Country Park, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site
  • EDV7598 - Geophysical Survey: Land at Langford Bridge, Wolborough, Newton Abbot (Ref: 1805LAN-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 2:42PM