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HER Number:MDV122407
Name:Lode Back Pits within Prehistoric Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton

Summary

Row of lode back pits to extract tin across the northern part of a Prehistoric enclosed hut settlement and extending to the north and south-east visible on aerial photograph

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 690
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/568
  • Old SAM Ref: 24080(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (XV to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133222 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 25th May 1993. Series of lode-back pits situated within an enclosed settlement. Within the north-east part of the enclosure are a series of tinners pits associated with dumps. This type of tinwork is known as a lode-back work, and probably represents the earliest phase of exploitation at this site.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

'Line of tinners pits' shown on Figure 47.3 across the northern side of 'Hingston Hill' Prehistoric settlement.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Features visible on aerial photogaph.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438541, SX56NE15 (Website). SDV360651.

An enclosure containing 13 stone hut circles, a number of tinworking earthworks and a length of leat, situated 540 metres south-east of Down Tor. There are a series of pits in the north-eastern corner, associated with a type of tinworking known as a lode-back work.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133222.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438541, SX56NE15.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112419 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3969Part of: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV52419Related to: Shaft within Prehistoric Settlement on the south-west flank of Hingston Hill, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2018 12:36PM