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HER Number:MDV58694
Name:Umber pit north of West Street, Ashburton


Old umber pit depicted on the early 20th century historic map; part of Ashburton Umber Works.


Grid Reference:SX 753 697
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/275

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • UMBER WORKINGS (XIX to XX - 1880 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Old Umber Pit' is depicted on the early 20th century (1904) historic map. Not shown on the previous version.

Bowman, A. C., 1988, British Quarrying History (Migrated Record). SDV349583.

Ashburton Umber Works. Operated by Hocking and Pascoe in 1896, employing 6; Ashburton Umber Company in 1937, employing 1.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Area of the workings shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349583Migrated Record: Bowman, A. C.. 1988. British Quarrying History. Unknown.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96145 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8199Related to: Devon and Cornwall Umber Works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2018 1:17PM