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HER Number:MDV75611
Name:Possible Quarry Site in Pit Close, Axminster

Summary

Field name suggests there may have been a quarry in this area at some time before the late 18th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 295 978
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • QUARRY (Unknown date)

Full description

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


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Pit Orchard' shown to north of this area.


Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV342566.

A plan dated 1776-8 shows a field to the west of the development area as 'Pit Close'. The nature of the pit is unknown, but possibly refers to a quarry site in this or an adjacent field. A pronounced kink in the northern boundary may reflect the presence of a pit. Other details: Site 11.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102694 ]
SDV342566Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4523 - Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2012 12:24PM