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Monument Number 443915

Hob Uid: 443915
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6575080440
Summary : Mineshaft and associated circular enclosure.
More information : SX 65758044 "Cairn" with hollow at centre believed to
be industrial spoil heap. Diameter 13m, height 0.9m.

Visited June 1976. (1)

The shaft are visible and recorded. (2)

Possible part-medieval mine-shaft close to the highest point on Merripit Hill, within little Stannon Newtake, at SX 65758042. (3)

At SX 6574 8042, on the summit of Merripit Hill, is a preminent mound representing an infilled mine shaft enclosed by debris. The shaft area is now level and about 4.5m in diameter. Apart from a gap in the S.W. it is encircled by a bank of upcast 4.5m to 5.2m wide and up to 1.5m high. The whole is grass covered.
About 30m. to the E, at SX 65778042, the outline of a circular feature is just traceable in heather.
Approximately 11m. in diameter it is primarily visible on the eastern half as a bank 1.2m. wide and barely 0.2m. high.
Its proximity to the shaft suggests a contemporary and associated work of uncertain purpose though the possibility of a prehistoric ringwork cannot be entirely discounted. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 179 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME App Dartmoor 1985 (RAF CPE/UK 1995/4362 13-apr-1947
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Country SMR SX 68 SW 175
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 SAJP 09-FEB-1989
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Mine Shaft
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Spoil Heap, Circular Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX68SE175
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 104
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31