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HER Number:MDV114469
Name:Mining and Extractive Remains on West Down

Summary

Earthwork pits, mounds and linear gulleys or ditches, probably evidence of mining or extractive industries, were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs on West Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 483 704
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Unknown date)
  • SPOIL HEAP (Unknown date)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • QUARRY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • SPOIL HEAP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, RAF/V17/170/0016-17 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

The transcription from aerial photographs RAF/V17/170/0016-17 of both large and small pits, earthwork mounds and linear gulleys or ditches, interpreted as leats, quarries, extractive pits and spoilheaps, corresponds to a several Tamar Valley NMP database records of extractive pits and spoilheaps described as of ‘unknown medieval’ date. Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

The aerial photograph reference given in the Tamar Valley NMP transcription attributes is incomplete; the date of the photographs is not included.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). RAF/V17/170/0016-17.
  • Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey.

Associated Monuments

MDV114467Parent of: Leats on West Down (Monument)
MDV79963Parent of: Shaft and Spoil Heap on West Down, Whitchurch (Monument)
MDV114481Related to: Extractive Pit on West Down (Monument)
MDV114480Related to: Quarry Pit on West Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2016 3:04PM