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HER Number:MDV72255
Name:Marl Pit, Sidmouth


Possible site of a 19th century marl pit.


Grid Reference:SY 123 931
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Two small sub-circular features are shown on OS 25" (1880s) map at SY12339322 which may represent the site of the marl pit.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 20, Part 1; 142, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 664 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

A field to the north of Big Wood was called Marl Pit Hill on the 1840 Sidbury Tithe Map Apportionment for Plot 1437. The location of the marl pit is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 20, Part 1; 142, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 664.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3386 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2016 10:20AM