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HER Number:MDV120316
Name:Line of pits at Black Down Mine, Red-a-ven Brook

Summary

Alignment of twelve shallow, confluent pits, to the east of the higher shaft at Black Down. They run for 50 metres in on an approximately east-west orientation. Purpose is unclear and some doubt has to be exercised as to whether they are in fact connected with the mining operations here; may be evidence of military activity.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 918
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (XIX to XX - 1850 AD? to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1997, The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey, 18-19, figure 9 (Report - Survey). SDV346364.

Alignment of twelve shallow, confluent pits, to the east of the higher shaft at Black Down. They run for 50 metres in on an approximately east-west orientation. Purpose is unclear and some doubt has to be exercised as to whether they are in fact connected with the mining operations here; may be evidence of military activity.


GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346364Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1997. The Meldon Industrial Landscape, Okehampton, Devon. An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Bound. 18-19, figure 9.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79550 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV63126Part of: Mine remains on the Red-a-ven Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2017 10:52AM