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HER Number:MDV71419
Name:Sandpit Cottage South East of Higher Ashculm

Summary

Sandpit Cottage marked on the modern Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map within enclosure, with small ancillary building to southeast.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 153 151
Map Sheet:ST11NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClayhidon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAYHIDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Cottage depicted.


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

'Sand Pit' marked.


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

'Sandpit Cottage' marked.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 12, Part 1; 89-90, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 362 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Sandpit Cottage marked on modern Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map within enclosure, with small ancillary building to southeast. Both buildings shown on Ordnance Survey map of 1890 (36SE) with ‘Sand Pit’ marked alongside; it is not known if this refers to the name of the cottage, or to an actual sand pit in this area (see site 534). On the Tithe Map/Apportionment the plot is recorded as a house and garden (No. 650). During field survey site of cottage located, although building is reduced to pile of rubble and is extremely overgrown. Size and plan of cottage not discernable. The only standing part of building readily visible consists of two short sections of wall adjacent to the line of the southern wall, which may represent the remains of a porch. The cottage is at a lower level than the ground to the east. There are stone steps to the east of the house leading up to the higher level, and to a worn trackway which leads to southeast to the small ancillary building which was either a double privy, or a privy and store. This small rubble stone building is circa 2.5 metres northeast-southwest by 1.5 metres northwest-southeast with remains of sloping corrugated iron roof. Southeast side of building is constructed against the enclosing hedgebank. The structure contains two rooms, the southwest of which appears to have been a privy. The inside of the northwest room is partly obscured by debris. It is not known if the name ‘Sandpit Cottage’ relates to the sand pit some 100m to the north (site 361) or if there is a closer, unidentified pit. The area around the cottage lies within dense woodland and undergrowth, some of which is impenetrable.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 362 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 362 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Sandpit Cottage' marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 12, Part 1; 89-90, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 362.
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).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 362.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 362.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99684 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2016 3:34PM