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HER Number:MDV72259
Name:Marl Pit, Sidmouth


Site of an Old Marl Pit shown on 19th century map.


Grid Reference:SY 113 905
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHARPFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARL PIT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 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 'Old Marl Pit' shwon on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) map on the west side of the field boundary. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 21, Part 1; 147, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 408 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

The OS 1891 map depicts a feature marked ‘Old Marl Pit’ in a field to the south of Harford Common. The feature is still shown, but not marked, on 1997 OS 1:25000 map (Explorer map 30 ). The 1891 map shows several other pits, all marked ‘Old Marl Pits’ in the surrounding area.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2293 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

'Old Marl Pit' shown and marked on Ordnance Survey 1891 map. Shown on modern map.
Ordnance Survey 1891 1:10560 map (sheet 82SW).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 21, Part 1; 147, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 408.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99854 ]
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. 2293.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV72257Related to: Sharp Pits Cottage, Sidmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3399 - East Devon heathlands archaeological survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2016 9:41AM