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HER Number:MDV73562
Name:Earthworks, off Shute Lane, Denbury Green

Summary

Earthworks interpreted as a possible post-medieval or 19th century extractive pit, or building platforms, have been recorded within a single land parcel off Shute Lane, Denbury Green.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 822 685
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDenbury and Torbryan
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishDENBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING PLATFORM? (Unknown date)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The land parcel is shown as an orchard.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8268 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

An earthwork pit is visible.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot, 5, 9, pl.9 (Report - Assessment). SDV338222.

Earthworks in small field, particularly in north west corner close to Shutes Lane. Possibly building platforms. Shown as an orchard on 1888 Ordnance Survey map. A few trees remain today. Other details: No 1215.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A rectilinear shaped earthwork pit, circa 35m in length by 20m in width, is visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, off Shute Lane, Denbury and Torbryan. The earthwork is located within a land parcel shown as an orchard on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of the late 19th century and is interpreted as a possible post-medieval or 19th century extractive pit. The association of disused extractive pits which have been given over to the planting of orchards is a common theme which has been noted in other AI&M/NMP surveys across Devon. The pit possibly corresponds to one of the earthworks interpreted as ‘building platforms’ noted by Wessex Archaeology in this record.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338222Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. Historic Environment Audit of Devon County Farms. Pilot Project. Results of Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Newton Abbot. Wessex Archaeology Report. 64350.04. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5, 9, pl.9.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113158 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8268 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4199 - Devon County Farms Historic Environment Audit (Pilot Project)
  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2018 9:46AM