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HER Number:MDV114412
Name:Possible Extraction Pit or Mine, northwest of Alston

Summary

A possible extractive pit or mine shaft of post-medieval to modern date is visible as an earthwork cut feature on aerial photographs, to the northwest of Alston. The earthwork was recorded as part of the Tamar Valley NMP project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 487 695
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • MINE SHAFT (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, OS/84/234/245-6 (Interpretation). SDV346287.

An earthwork cut feature interpreted as an extraction pit or mine shaft of post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs.


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

The earthworks recorded here as part of this survey may be associated with, or form part of, mine MDV5461, located to the south. The earthwork feature may also be of modern date. Only part of the photo reference is given in the transcription attributes, so the date of the photographs is not known.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). OS/84/234/245-6. [Mapped feature: #73750 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV5461Related to: MINE in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV5461Related to: MINE in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV5461Related to: MINE in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV5461Related to: MINE in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2016 2:50PM