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HER Number:MDV81288
Name:Extractive pit to the east of Cheristow


A probable quarry pit is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs from 1959 to 1999. It is likely to predate the late nineteenth century, as it is not depicted on the 1880s-1890s Odrnance Survey mapping.


Grid Reference:SS 254 251
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 shown at this location.

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

A pale irregularly-shaped cropmark with darker border is visible. Other details: NMR RAF/58/2984 F22 0040-0041 30-JUN-1959.

GetMapping, 1999, 089/99, 0260-0261 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349037.

A pale oval curvilinear cropmark is visible. Other details: DCC GM/089/99 0260-0262 24-JUL-1999.

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 pale cropmark on aerial photographs of 1959. It is not visible on 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey mapping so extraction activity is likely to have predated the late nineteenth century. A pale curvilinear cropmark visible on aerial photographs of 1999 may be the result of differential drainage around the edge of the quarry pit into the quarry fill.

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
SDV349037Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999. 089/99. GetMapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0260-0261.
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0040-0041. [Mapped feature: #108038 ]

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 12:40PM