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HER Number:MDV67625
Name:Gravel Pit, Newton Poppleford and Harpford, Sidmouth


Site of a gravel pit shown on 19th century maps.


Grid Reference:SY 104 887
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Poppleford and Harpford
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric funerary monuments and World War II Military features on Muttersmoor Common and Bulverton Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NW/212

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAVEL PIT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Gravel Pit' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 22, Part 1; 153, Part 2: Gazeteer, Site No. 266 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

The survey on Mutter's Moor in 2003 found an irregular shaped excavated area c70m x 20m x up to 2m deep between two tracks. Brick rubble & corrugated iron at the southern end suggested the site of a former building or it may have been dumped material.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1767 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

'Old Gravel Pit' shown and marked on Ordnance Survey 1880s map. Not shown on modern map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 22, Part 1; 153, Part 2: Gazeteer, Site No. 266.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98514 ]
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1767.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3416 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2016 3:39PM