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HER Number:MDV116651
Name:Trial pits west of Crane Hill


Earthwork remains of medieval or later tinworks situated to the west of Crane Hill. Features comprise a line of pits with an average diameter of 2 metres-4 metres and a depth of up to 2 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 610 690
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of medieval or later tin working trial pits west of Crane Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 111
  • Pastscape: 1063725
  • 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 1 kilometres west of Crane Hill between SX61206892 and SX 60986925. The pits are large, with an average diameter of 2-4 metres and a depth of up to 2 metres (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: #75978 ]
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 3:42PM