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HER Number:MDV52145
Name:South Acres Clay Works, Shafts and Cranes

Summary

Site of three shafts and cranes at South Acres Clay Works shown on 1930s map. Mounds and pits are visible on aerial photographs of 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 852 759
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/180/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY PIT (XX - 1901 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • SHAFT (XX - 1901 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • SPOIL HEAP (XX - 1901 AD to 1946 AD (Between))
  • TRAMWAY (XX - 1901 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of three 'Shafts' and associated 'Cranes' shown at 'South Acres Clay Works' on 1930s map.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 109NE. Revision of 1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV303843.

Shaft marked on 1938 map to the northwest of South Acres Clay Works.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3133-3134 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

Pits, spoil heaps and tramway are visible as earthworks.


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

Larger scale extraction has destroyed all earlier mining features.


Gent, T. H., 1996, Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV283446.


Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 5, site 13.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

Other details: Site 34.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Earthworks associated with clay workings are visible as mounds and pits on aerial photographs of 1946, at Horsemills Fields, Kingsteignton.
Three roughly circular pits 6 to 9m across are visible in a north-west to south-east alignment, surrounded by large irregularly shaped mounds, probably spoil heaps. A linear bank runs along the south edge of the pits. This is aligned on a tramway depicted on the 1930s 4th edition 25inch Ordnance Survey map and is probably an extension of this feature. The pits do not correspond with any features depicted on the 1930s map, and therefore probably relate to a phase of extractive activity post-dating the shafts and cranes depicted on this map.
All earthworks visible in 1946 were subsequently destroyed by wider scale quarrying and none of the features are visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2015.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV283446Report - non-specific: Gent, T. H.. 1996. Rivers Teign and Bovey: Proposed Diversion. Exeter Archaeology Report. 96.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV303843Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 109NE. Revision of 1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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. 14.
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94216 ]
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RP 3133-3134 04-NOV-1946.
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV52144Part of: South Acres Clay Works (Monument)
MDV52146Related to: South Acres Clay Works, Tramways (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site
  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Nov 28 2018 2:33PM