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HER Number:MDV81276
Name:Extractive pit west of Youltree Cross


A probable quarry pit is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs of 1946. Its disuse is thought to have predated the late nineteenth century. Its survival as an earthwork is interpreted from a hollow visible on images from LiDAR data gathered in 2007.


Grid Reference:SS 260 258
Map Sheet:SS22NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Unknown date)

Full description

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

No quarry is depicted in this area, which is symbolised as rough ground, although a curvilinear field boundary of probable medieval date is depicted as running approximately north-west to south-east.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1793, 4001-4002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349050.

A dark curvilinear cropmark is visible, partly surrounding a pale irregularly shaped cropmark. A relict field boundary is visible as a curving bank immediately adjacent to the cropmark on its western side. Other details: NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1793 4001-4002 12-OCT-1946.

Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, 0040-0041 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

A dark irregular cropmark with paler border is visible. Other details: NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0040-0041 30-JUN-1959.

Environment Agency, 2007, LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution), D0076541 (Cartographic). SDV349139.

A hollow is visible. Other details: LIDAR SS2625NW Environment Agency D0076541 24-MAR-2007.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A probable quarry is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs from 1946. A different hue on the border of the cropmark is likely to be a result of differential drainage. The feature is visible as an earthwork on LiDAR images generated from survey in 2007. As no quarry is marked in this location on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey mapping, this feature is likely to have gone out of use sometime prior to the late nineteenth century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349050Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1793. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4001-4002.
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0040-0041. [Mapped feature: #108026 ]
SDV349139Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2007. LiDAR data JPEG image (1 metre resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. D0076541.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2012 12:38PM