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Monument Number 1507916

Hob Uid: 1507916
Location :
Devon
South Hams
South Brent
Grid Ref : SX6625065220
Summary : Extensive surface remains of Post Medieval lead mining in the form of small bell pits and upcast spoil crossing from west to east across Brent Moor. This mining activity is visible on aerial photographs.
More information : The extensive surface remains of Post Medieval mining in the form of small bell pits and upcast spoil were seen centred at SX 6625 6522 on Brent Moor. This mining activity is visible on aerial photographs crossing from west to east across the hill from SX 6563 6542 to SX 6662 6522 following a rich mineral seam, with clusters bell pits marking areas of more intense mining activity at points. The mining activity passes close to the prominent Bronze Age cairn known as Eastern White Barrow, situated on the highest point on Brent Moor. Bell pits and a linear open surface quarry are located close to the northern and western flanks of the barrow. These features can be seen on aerial photographs taken in March 2007 by English Heritage as part of the Reconnaissance Recording programme. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SX6665/25 NMR 24580/01 21-MAR-2007
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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 : Bell Pit, Lead Mine
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NE 135
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 441441
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, EH AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE (SOUTH): 2006-7
Activity type : AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE
Start Date : 2006-04-01
End Date : 2007-03-31