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HER Number:MDV112778
Name:Possible wheelpit near River Sig

Summary

A rectangular hollow with a spoil heap at the bottom of the River Sig valley. The hollow has evidence of a stone lining though has been mostly backfilled. This may be the site of a large wheel pit depicted on the Mine Plan of Bagtor Mine from the 1860s.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 760 757
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WHEEL PIT? (XVII to XIX - 1700 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 61 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A rectangular hollow with a spoil heap at the bottom of the River Sig valley at SX76017 75727. The hollow has evidence of a stone lining though has been mostly backfilled. This may be the site of a large wheel pit depicted on the Mine Plan of Bagtor Mine from the 1860s (DRO AMP R54B Bagtor). See entry for Bagtor Mine MDV8082. Condition is stable.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites (Un-published). SDV358733.

First recording of this feature; see main report for detail.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV358733Un-published: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 61. [Mapped feature: #2944 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8082Part of: Bagtor Mine and Tin Streamworks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8116Related to: Bagtor Mine dam and reservoir on the River Sig (Monument)
MDV112766Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV112764Related to: Tin streamworks along the River Sig and Bagtor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 1:39PM