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HER Number:MDV70924
Name:Gravel Pit North of Blackhill Quarry

Summary

Several areas of quarrying in woodland to the north of Blackhill Quarry.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 028 859
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08NW/228

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No gravel pits are shown north of the road. A 'Gravel Pit' is marked south of the road within Blackhill Quarry (MDV39955).


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

A gravel pit shown north of the road. A 'Gravel Pit' is also marked south of the road within Blackhill Quarry (MDV39955).


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

Area of quarrying visible to north of Blackhill Quarry.


Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

Area of gravel pit shown to north of Blackhill Quarry.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 220 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 220 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 60, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 220 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Several areas of quarrying/extraction seen in woodland to north of Blackhill Quarry. At approximately grid reference SY 0290 8595 is an excavated area circa 40 metres north/south by circa 15 metres east/west by maximum 3 metres deep, surrounded by large spoil banks. At grid reference SY 0285 8599 a roughly circular area is terraced into the slope, circa 2 metres deep on south side. At grid reference SY 0277 8585 an excavated area runs northward (virtually from the road) for circa 80 metres, measuring 8–10 metres wide by circa 3 metres deep. No features are shown in this area on Ordnance Survey 1891 1:10560 map (Sheet 93NW). The features are probably the result of gravel extraction, as there are many gravel pits in this area.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Gravel pit shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 60, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 220.
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).
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99536 ]
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 220.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 220.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2931 - East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 3:37PM