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HER Number:MDV52180
Name:Preston Manor Clay Works

Summary

Preston Manor Clay Works are depicted in expanding phases on 20th century maps and are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 858 755
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/182

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLAY WORKINGS (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Preston Manor Clay Works' are shown to the south of 'South Acres' to the west on 19th century map.


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

'Preston Manor Clay Works' shown on early 20th century map with many pits and internal features.


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

'Preston Manor Clay Works' shown on 1930s map in a triangular area between 'South Acres Clay Works to the west and 'Lappathorn Clay Works' to the east.


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

'Preston Manor Clay Works' marked on 1938 map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1824, RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RS 4134-4135 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352344.

Clay pits, spoil heaps and buildings associated with Preston Manor Clay Works are visible as earthwork and structures.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, SX87NE (Cartographic). SDV339752.

'Works' shown on 1963 map.


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 16.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.


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.

The earthwork pits and spoil heaps depicted on the 1930s 4th edition 25inch Ordnance Survey map remain visible on aerial photographs of 1946. The former open workings, at circa SX85717562 remains water, but the pits and spoil heaps to the east of the site are slightly enlarged from those shown on the 4th edition map.
All earthworks visible in 1946 were subsequently destroyed by wider scale quarrying and are not depicted on the 1963 OS map. The transient earthworks visible on the 1946 aerial photograph were not transcribed by the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303843Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 109NE. Revision of 1933 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
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).
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).
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. 9.
SDV339752Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. SX87NE. Ordnance Survey. Map (Paper).
SDV352344Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1824 RS 4134-4135 04-NOV-1946.
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

MDV52181Parent of: Preston Manor Clay Works, Engine House (Monument)
MDV52147Parent of: Preston Manor Clay Works, Shaft and Crane (Monument)
MDV74089Parent of: Preston Manor Clay Works, Shafts (Monument)
MDV52148Parent of: Preston Manor Clay Works, Tramway (Monument)
MDV74090Related to: Engine House to the west of Preston Manor Clay Works (Monument)
MDV13788Related to: Great Leeds Barrow Fieldname (Monument)
MDV13794Related to: Higher Plantation, Clay Pit (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 29 2018 10:45AM