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HER Number:MDV116647
Name:Tin pits south of Foxtor Mire

Summary

Earthwork remains of medieval or later tinworks situated 400 metres south of Foxtor Mires. Features include pits and a small openwork. The pits are small, with an average diameter of 1-2 metres and depth of 1 metre. The openwork is 100 metres long, 1-2 metres wide and 1metre deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 611 694
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of a Bronze Age cist and medieval or later tin workings on Crane Hill
  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later tin pits south of Foxtor Mire

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 110
  • Pastscape: 1063722
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OPEN CUT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Area of tin pits and a small openwork 400 metres south of Foxtor Mires, centred SX 61066943. The area of tin pits lies between SX 61056940 and SX 61196948; they are mostly small, with an average diameter of 1-2 metres and depth of 1 metre. The openwork runs from SX 61066926 to SX 61066936 and is 100 metres long, 1-2 metres wide and 1 metres deep (citing Riley, H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 01/11/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75973 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV116649Related to: Line of trial pits on the north-west slopes of Crane Hill (Monument)
MDV116651Related to: Trial pits west of Crane Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 4:03PM