Monument record KIR 026 - Post Medieval extraction pits.

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Post Medieval extraction pits, Kirton parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29062 40411 (208m by 102m)
Map sheet TM24SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two probable Post Medieval extraction pits are visible as earthworks on photographs taken in the 1940's. The largest pit, centred on TM 29114040, is circa 83m by 67m and the smaller pit, centred on TM 28974040, is roughly 30m by 20m. (S1) (S2) It is unclear what mineral or material was being extracted from these pits but they are depicted with woodland covering them on a map of circa 1884 (S3) and were therefore presumably disued by that date. By 1971 the larger pit has been ploughed over and is visible as a soil mark on aerial photographs, although the smaller pit is still visible as an earthwork. (S4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 4048-4049 28-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 58/80:Part I 5156-5157 28-JUL-1948.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition. circa 1884.
  • <S4> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 055-056 02-MAY-1971.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 7 2013 12:43PM

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