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HER Number:MDV116649
Name:Line of trial pits on the north-west slopes of Crane Hill


Earthwork remains of medieval or later tinworks situated on the north-west slopes of Crane Hill. The features comprise a line of small pits with an average diameter of 2 metres and depth of 1 metre.


Grid Reference:SX 613 693
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later tin pits on the north-west slopes of Crane Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 109
  • Pastscape: 1063706
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • 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.

Line of tin pits on the north-western slopes of Crane Hill running from SX 61316921 to SX 61366947. The pits are mostly small, measuring an average of 1-2 metres in diameter and 1 metres deep (citing Riley, H., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 04/11/1994).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75975 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV24827Related to: Long line of tin pits south-east of Nun's Cross Ford (Monument)
MDV24826Related to: Streamworks on the tributary streams of the Nun's Cross Brook (Monument)
MDV116647Related to: Tin pits south of Foxtor Mire (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2016 4:03PM